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General Information

Other name(s): Can Tho Bridge
Beginning of works: 2004
Completion: 2009
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Secondary structure(s): Structurae Plus
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Steel bridge
Prestressed concrete bridge
Equipment: Structurae Plus


Location: ,
Coordinates: 10° 2' 4.45" N    105° 48' 43.77" E
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Technical Information


approach viaducts deck width 23.100 m
main bridge total length 1 010.000 m
span lengths 2 × 40.00 m - 150.00 m - 550.00 m - 150.00 m - 2 × 40.00 m
deck width 26.000 m
pylons pylon height (total) 175.300 m


deck of main bridge prestressed concrete

Case Studies and Applied Products

TENSA®FINGER RSFD – Cantilever finger joints

TENSA®FINGER RSFD – Cantilever finger joints

The RSFD Cantilever Finger Joint consists of massive steel edge profiles with finger plates that are connected to the lower construction on either side of the bridge gap.

TENSA®GRIP RS & RS-LS – Single gap joints

TENSA®GRIP RS & RS-LS – Single gap joints

The RS Expansion Joint is designed for highly loaded bridges with heavy traffic. In normal situations it allows movements up to 80 mm. The Single Gap Joint RS type construction consists of two heavy steel edge profiles with anchor brack ... [more]

TENSA®MODULAR LR & LR-LS – Modular expansion joints

TENSA®MODULAR LR & LR-LS – Modular expansion joints

Modular Expansion Joints can be constructed for any movements, from about 100 mm up to 2,000 mm and more. They allow movements in all 3 directions and rotations around all 3 axes.



26 September 2007

The bridge collapses while still under construction. 150 workers were on the structure at that point. At least 52 of them perish while many others are injured.


A 210.000 meter long portion of the main span is made of steel, the remaining part of the deck is made of prestressed concrete. The outer shape of both deck sections is identical.


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