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“Bicycle, train and motorbike over Long Bien Bridge”
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Long Bien Bridge
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Adelaide, Australia
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“Bicycle, train and motorbike over Long Bien Bridge”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I loved this rusty old relic built in 1902. My first experience was riding over it on a bicycle. I then travelled over it on the train to and from Lao Cai and lastly went over it on the back of a motorcycle. No matter which way you travel on it would recommend.

Visited May 2014
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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“5 minutes is enough”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

This bridge was built and designed by french, the engineer who designed Effel tower in Paris is the same who designed this bridge. Its nice to see it but dont expect much there.

Visited May 2014
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“See it before it collapses”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Long Bien is an iconic part of the country and its shared history with France and despite being bombed out three times it is still standing....for now. Regretfully, there is little budget for its upkeep at present as is visible by the poor repairs to the existing structure and the large amount of rust. That said, it does make for a great spot to take a few photos and get a sense of the history of the city

Visited February 2014
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“wast you time”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

very old bridge long time ago nothing to see .its better find some where to see.i thimk it was buit by french in 1991

Visited May 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Better in Good Weather”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We just went for a short walk along the bridge because it was raining and very overcast and foggy, but it was still worth the trip, lots of things to see.
Our tour guide told us some great historical facts while we were walking, it was very enjoyable.

Visited April 2014
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