On Aug. 31, Thua Thien-Hue authorities opened a new bridge over Huong (Perfume) River.

The Bach Ho (White Tiger) Bridge is 542.5 metres long including the approach roads and 34.5 metres wide, with four lanes and sidewalks on either side.

The five-span bridge also has six viewing-towers for people to relax and enjoy the river views.

Construction of the bridge began in December 2009, and cost 730 billion VND (nearly 35 million USD).

Nguyen Van Cao, chairman of the Thua Thien – Hue Province People's Committee, said the bridge will significantly contribute to the province's socio-economic development, especially tourism, and also ease traffic on the Phu Xuan Bridge, which is deteriorating after decades of operation.-VNA