The improvised suspension bridges of northern Vietnam

In the mountainous provinces of northern Vietnam, fast-flowing rivers are common and many are crossed only by makeshift suspension bridges, often in desperate need of repair. Lai Chau province has around 140 such bridges. In February, “Chu Va 6” bridge collapsed, killing 8 and injuring 30 in a tragic accident which has been blamed on poor workmanship and faulty screws.

Chu Va 6 bridge after the incident

Chu Va 6 bridge after the incident

Following on from my last story about the teacher carrying his students across a river in bags, here are some photos of some of the scariest bridges in Vietnam.

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All images are owned by Tuoi Tre news.

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