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A symbol of the tenacity and resilience of the Hanoian people, the Long Bien Bridge (built between 1899 and 1902) was bombed on several occasions during the American War, and on each, quickly repaired by the Vietnamese. Designed by Gustave Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame) the bridge, used by trains, mopeds and pedestrians, is undergoing reconstruction to restore its original appearance. It’s colourfully illuminated at night.
Visit at night & you'll notice 2 crowds - the lovebirds on your right and the corn vendors at your left. Try their grilled corn - very yummy and just the right nibler as you gaze at the city lights.