The Phu My Bridge: a new Ho Chi Minh City Icon (text and YouTube video)

Phu My Bridge in Ho Chi Minh City

Photo: BBBH Consortium. Phu My Bridge.

HCM City Icons: The Phu My Bridge

Spanning the Saigon River between Districts 7 and 2, it’s part of a new ring road around Ho Chi Minh City, and will be an important transport link from the southern Mekong delta region.

The Phu My Bridge contract includes the design and construction of a 705m long cable stayed main bridge with a clear span of 380m, as well as the approach structures on either side being approximately 758m on District 7 and 638m on District 2. The bridge incorporates three lanes of traffic in each direction, two car and truck lanes and a separated motorcycle lane. Footways are also provided for pedestrians. The main span deck will be 27m wide. 45m vertical clearance to river traffic is provided in a 200m wide zone.

Click this link to see YouTube Video: Phu My Bridge, Feb 2007 – Dec 2009, produced by CREA TV.

Each of the two main bridge pylons is supported on twenty eight large bored piles of approximately 2.1m diameter and 75m length. The pylons carrying the deck are designed as an H profile and are approximately 140m high. The main bridge deck is designed as an insitu reinforced concrete slab supported on longitudinal and transverse beams and suspended from the pylons by the stay cables. The deck is constructed in balanced cantilever fashion using formwork travellers to carry the deck elements whist installation of the stay cables proceeds simultaneously with the casting of the deck.

Phu My Bridge Corporation (PMC) as the Client is a private consortium comprising Hanoi Construction Company, Investco, Cienco 620, Thanh Danh Co, and CII. PMC has a thirty year BOT licence to operate the bridge which will be part of a toll road.

The project is privately financed by PMC along with export credit guarantees from Germany, France and Australia. As part of the financing arrangements almost half of the contract expenditure must be in these three countries. These three aspects of the project (private sector infrastructure, private sector BOT scheme, and export credit finance) are all firsts for Vietnam.

The Construction of Vietnam’s Phu My Bridge, Feb 2007 – Dec 2009

Time lapse photography

… documents tangible development indicators in Vietnam such as city foundation essentials (roads, bridges, and waterways) and burgeoning urban centers (residential and office buildings). Bridging the past, present, and future of Vietnam with new media technologies such as websites, high definition video and live, on-demand video and photo images.

Click this link for a basic understanding of the time-lapse documentation technique pioneered by Crea TV in Vietnam and discuss how to harness its potential for local and international marketing, especially for real estate and construction companies.

Créa TV in cooperation with TNS and Vietnam Marcom

For nearly 10 years Créa TV has become one of South East Asia’s foremost, professional media production companies, bringing unparalleled experience to the production of local and international Feature Films such as “The Quiet American,” “Saigon Eclipse” featuring the lovely Vanessa, Television Program “Amazing Race,” “Amazing Race Asia,” “2008 Miss Universe Pageant” for NBC-Telemundo, “Co Duoi Ga” on HTV-9, TV Commercials, Documentary Films, Live Events and Corporate Projects such as long-term services for the “BP Nam Con Son Gas Project” and the “Phu My Bridge Construction.”

The staff includes experienced international directors, producers, production and postproduction personnel. They also have a high-tech postproduction facility in Ho Chi Minh City offering editing, animation, and visual effects. They also have affiliate offices in Hanoi Vietnam; Bangkok Thailand; and Phnom Penh Cambodia.

This year Créa TV ventured into international partnerships with Communication Cream (Korea) and Mediafon (Lithuania) to produce local television programs and commercials.

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