GOLDEN BRIDGE DANANG
The “Golden Bridge Danang” has become a new key search word on the Internet. Since it’s opening in June, Golden Bridge in the central coastal city of Danang has been attracting a lot of attention and has been receiving many compliments through social network channels and international media.
Nestled in Ba Na Hill 1,400 meters (nearly 4,600 feet) above sea level over a 150-meter (nearly 500 feet) deep valley, the bridge looks as if it’s supported by two giant hands. It’s located in the Truong Son mountain range.
The hands look like they are carved from stone, but they actually aren’t. The skeleton of the hands was designed and covered with steel meshes before it was finished with fiberglass.
The entire construction of the bridge took about a year. The bridge snakes through a forest high up in mountains which were first developed by French colonists as a hill station in 1919. It’s now become a tourist attraction.
GIANT HANDS OF GODS
The bridge looks like the giant hands of gods pulling a strip of gold out of the land, according to Reuters. To AFP, it’s like a stroll on a shimmering thread stretching across the hands of gods. AFP also said that images of the bridge have gone viral on social media, much to the surprise of the architect who had no idea it would attract so much attention.
The bridge was considered by Archdaily as one of the world’s most unique bridges. Archdaily is one of the world’s leading architectural news sites. The bridge also got compliments from other architectural sites such as Design Boom and Creapills.
It was also featured on the Instagram account of Street Art Globe which has 7.1 million followers. Its video on Street Art Globe had 1.3 million views and more than 4,000 comments. The design company of the bridge, TA Landscape Architecture, also revealed that they were working on a silver bridge that will be made to look like a god’s strand of hair that’s connected to the Golden Bridge.
Last year, Golden Bridge Danang welcomed more than 6.6 million visitors, including 2.3 million foreign ones, which is an increase of 19 percent and 39 percent, respectively.