Vietnam’s new bridge deserves a big hand
When Vietnam’s Golden Bridge opened this summer, it became an instant sensation. Images of the attraction went viral, showing all angles of the stunning new structure at the Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort, a former collection of French colonial villas near Da Nang. The bridge is cradled by ancient-looking hands that look like they were carved out of the mountain centuries ago–the perfect backdrop for a stunning selfie. Those big hands are actually made of wire mesh and fiberglass, fashioned around towers that support this tourist attraction perched at 4,600 feet above sea level. The pedestrian bridge offers some of the region’s most dramatic views of the Trường Sơn Mountains here in central Vietnam. The architect is reportedly working on a sister bridge, but it will be silver, not gold.
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