Mong – Saigon’s famous ancient bridge

Located in the city’s center with a very romantic scene, since the French colonial period, Mong Bridge has become the dating venue of young couples.

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Spanning Ben Nghe canal, connecting District 1 and District 4, Mong is the only bridge in Saigon that was built in the French colonial period.
The French transport company Messageries Maritimes hired Levallois Perret construction company to build this bridge in 1893-1894.
The French transport company Messageries Maritimes hired Levallois Perret construction company to build this bridge in 1893-1894.
The bridge is 128 meters long, 5.2 meters wide, with 0.5 meter sidewalk.
The bridge is 128 meters long, 5.2 meters wide, with 0.5 meter sidewalk.
The French called it "Messageries Maritimes Company Bridge" while Vietnamese called it Mong Bridge.
The French called it “Messageries Maritimes Company Bridge” while Vietnamese called it Mong Bridge.
There are different interpretations about the name of the bridge.
There are different interpretations about the name of the bridge.
According to the original design, the bridge was used for both pedestrians and motor vehicles. At present, it only serves pedestrians.
According to the original design, the bridge was used for both pedestrians and motor vehicles. At present, it only serves pedestrians.
During the construction of the East - West Avenue and the Saigon River Tunnel in the 2000s, the bridge was dismantled completely.
During the construction of the East – West Avenue and the Saigon River Tunnel in the 2000s, the bridge was dismantled completely.
After completion of these works, the bridge was assembled.
After completion of these works, the bridge was assembled.

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Source: VietnamNet

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