Can Tho Bridge (Contract Package 2), Vietnam




Project Background

Can Tho Bridge, being part of 2300km Highway No.1 starts from the North of Vietnam linking China to NamCan in the South of Vietnam, is located at the center of the Mekong Delta, about 167 km from Ho Chi MinhCity.

The cable stayed main bridge crossing over 1.0km main stream of Hau River consists of 7 continuous spans hybrid structure (in-situ cast PC box girder and prefabricated steel box girder) with a main span of 550m. The construction commenced in 2004 and was schedule for completion in 2008.

Due to the construction incident on 26 September 2007, YWL in association with Katahira & Engineers International has been engaged to provide consultancy service to carry out independent review of the design and construction of the cable-stayed bridge.

Project Client:Ministry of Transport, Vietnam
Contractor:Taisei-Kajima-Nippon Steel
Consultant:Nippon Koei - Chodai
Period:2004 - 2008
Construction Cost:USD 200M (approx)

Services provided by YWL

  1. Independent review of design criteria
  2. Structural global analysis (static & dynamic)
  3. Independent design review of the permanent works (concrete and steel box girders, stayed cables, pylons/piers and piled foundations)
  4. Independent design review of the major temporary works for box girder construction (i.e. traveling formworks and temporary works system for anchor span construction)
  5. Wind statistics analysis