American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Da Nang People's Committee
Fire-breathing Dragon Bridge | Da Nang, Vietnam

Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney received the 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for their work on the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam during the society’s Outstanding Project and Leaders Gala on March 17, 2016. 

Since its opening on March 29, 2013, the Dragon Bridge has become an icon to the community of Da Nang. The 666-meter structure links the city with the developing eastern sectors and the region’s world-renowned beach resorts. Illuminated by 15,000 LED lights that allow it to change color at night, the bridge also breathes fire and water on weekends, drawing thousands of domestic and international visitors. 

The client, the Da Nang People’s Committee, selected Louis Berger and Ammann & Whitney’s design of a low-deck bridge emulating a dragon flying across the Han River after an international design competition.

Established in 1960, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award is bestowed upon the project that best illustrates superior civil engineering skills and represents a significant contribution to civil engineering progress and society. Honoring an overall project rather than an individual, the award celebrates the contributions of many engineers.

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