Da Nang’s Rong Bridge receives US engineering award


Rong (Dragon) Bridge, which spans the Han River in the main city of Da Nang, won the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award throughout the annual Outstanding Projects as well as Leaders Gala in Arlington, Virginia, the United States.

Rong (Dragon) Bridge
The 666m Vietnamese bridge, developed by Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney, beat hard challengers to win the give, which was introduced in the US a week ago.

“We’re thrilled to win this award,” Ammann & Whitney CEO and also President Nick Ivanoff said. “We certainly want to commend all the finalists, as well as all the individuals who received wonderful honors today.”

The link is shaped like a dragon and was inaugurated on Da Nang’s Liberation Day in 2013. The six-lane link is lit up by 5,000 LED lights at night.

ASCE’s yearly OCEA Award honors projects that best show premium civil engineering skills as well as stand for a significant payment to civil design development and society. The award celebrates the payments of several engineers, honoring a general job, as opposed to an individual.

Dragon Bridge also claimed the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Diamond Award in the group of architectural systems in the 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

ASA Lighting Design Studio Company made the link’s lighting style, which won the Lighting Design honor at the 2013 FX International Design Awards in London.

Da Nang’s division of transportation signed up the bridge for the Guinness World Record as the ‘biggest steel dragon’.

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