Riga Central Station And Railway Bridge
Ho Chi Minh City Mass Rail Transit
The first metro in the vietnamese megalopolis
- Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
- Bridges & Viaducts, Mass Transit
- Completed: 2017
- Total number of segments 3,866;
- typical precast segment is U-shaped;
- 378 spans (max span – 44 m);
- total deck area of approx. 135,000 m2.
The aim of the first line of the new metro system is to provide alternative transportation methods to relieve heavy traffic congestion in Vietnam’s southern economic capital. An elevated viaduct connects the North-Eastern part of the city to its centre, starting from a depot area and passing through six stations. On the first section, the alignment runs parallel to an existing highway, while the second section, at the entry to the urban area, becomes curvy and crosses the Saigon River.
Rizzani de Eccher was responsible for design and construction of the viaduct superstructure. The length of the elevated viaduct of line 1 of the Ho Chi Minh MRT reaches 12.2 km (from total line length of 17 km) and runs continuously from Ba Son shipyard to Suoi Tien station.