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The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 days ago

From my hotel in old quater only 15 minute by walk to particularly long bien bridge or maybe you are able to by motorcycle, longbien bridge 1km and may appear rever or even take a little picture also nice

Thank Margret A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't even mindful that this's among the tourist attractions of Hanoi, though I've always been intrigued by the older metal structure and once I discovered out that this was created by Gustaf Eiffel, I begun to see this particular bridge in a completely new...More

Thank Summers B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got up early hoping to catch the sunrise along the Loan Bien bridge. A short walk following the train track from my hotel with little traffic on a Sunday morning. Checked out the Long Bien market along the way with its bustling activities, the traffic...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode accross this bridge. The bridge spans are different, constructed out of different structural members. During the war this bridge was heavily bombed to disrupt the movement of supplies. and the bridge spans were rebuilt many times utilizing what materials were available, therefore the bridge...More

Thank telcom3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked along this railway bridge with a scooter track on either side of the bridge supposedly with the scooters just going one way on either side - but as ever in Vietnam there were those who preferred to go against the ongoing traffic! At...More

Thank HughMc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hired the bicycle to go to this particular bridge. French people were created it, and it's much more than hundred years old. This was an extremely interesting visit. In the nighttime the bridge shimmering underneath the lighting fixtures. Tried out the BBQ corn on this...More

Thank Aguilar D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've Visited The Bridge And Amazed With The way it Is like. It looks A tad Old But that can Tell you The History Of It. We Walked Along the Path Which Was So Beautiful. You will find Motorbike And Cars All of the Time....More

Thank Boyle W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bridge is primarily a railway bridge with a single track in the middle. And there are a few trains crossing this bridge each day. The trains run from Hanoi to the city of Lo Cai. The city for going to Sapa. The outer sides...More

2  Thank John v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bridge itself is not always an impressive spectacle (it was created by Eiffel - as for tower, made in 1902 and lived through some serious bombing - so you've to provide it some credit and respect for that!). After you have crossed the bridge...More

Thank Virgina D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Constructed in 1902 and until the 80s the only bridge across the Red River, Long Biên is striking for its iron latticework. It’s mainly for rail traffic, but has lanes on the sides for motorbikes and pedestrians. A long narrow island lies in the river...More

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Response from Xaloc | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is true. Young people take photos and in someways they sign their love. Long Bien is something special.
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