Exhibition honours Long Bien Bridge
Art gallery Maison des Arts will host a culture and tourism event honouring Long Bien Bridge – a historical construction of Ha Noi – on Sunday.
Designed by French architect Gustave Eiffel, the bridge became operational in 1902. At that time, Long Bien Bridge was regarded as the most important crossing in the region and one of the world’s four largest bridges. The five-lane bridge is made of steel, with a length of 1,860m which allows trains to pass by and across the Red River in on their way to Lao Cao Province and China.
Having suffered waves of bombings and attacks during war time, the bridge came to represent the peace, independence and freedom of the Vietnamese people.
Maison des Arts will hold an event named Windy Day with the theme The Story of Dragon Bridge, to educate people about the history of Long Bien. This culture and tourism event consists of a talk show Dragon Bridge – Past and Present, a documentary screening of The Bridge’s Memory, the culture tour The Story of Dragon Bridge, and a talk with Nga Nguyen – owner of the Maison des Arts. The event will start from 1.30pm until 7pm at 31A Van Mieu Street. The entrance fee is VND50,000.-VNS