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Truong Tien Bridge

- There are more than ten bridges spanning the Perfume River, however none of the ten bridges have been able to make a mark as a symbol of Hue like the Truong Tien Brigde.

- As written in Annual of Unified Great Nam by the office of Vietnam History of the Nguyen Dynasty, "the metal bridge Truong Tien in the south east of the Capital commenced to be built in the 9th year of King Thanh Thai (1897) and then finished in 1899. The bridge is about 400m long with 6 spans".

- The colossal metal structure of the Truong Tien Bridge was affected by a terrible storm in August 1904, which devastated the Center of Vietnam, and left 4 spans of the bridge broken. The bridge was reconstructed in 1906. Since then the Truong Tien Bridge has been repaired so many times again. Once there used to be a small market at the Truong Tien wharf near the bridge right gate named Dong Ba. Today Dong Ba is the trading center of Hue city.

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