Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings.
Oversized and weathered, the concrete hands that stretch Vietnam’s new Golden Bridge away from the Ba Na hills are a stunning sight to behold. That’s just the point, according to principle designer Vu Viet Anh, who aimed to invoke the sensation of walking along a thread stretching through the hands of God.
Designed by Ho Chi Minh City-based TA Landscape Architecture, the Cau Vang, which translates to gold bridge, is meant to attract more tourists to an already popular destination. Ba Na Hills, a resort originally built by French colonists in the 1919, already features the longest single-track cable car in the world, a replica French medieval village with a faux castle, a wax museum, and the painstakingly manicured Thien Thai gardens that the bridge extends through.
The 490-foot-long, eight-section pedestrian walkway brings visitors past purple chrysanthemums on one side and seemingly cantilevers 4,600 feet above sea level over the cable car and hill country below for far-reaching views on the other side.
By weathering the pair of hands, the bridge’s creators tried to give the new installation a sense of history, contrasting with the modern, golden thread that goes through the stone. Designers have a second bridge in the planning, this one a silver strand of God’s hair to connect with the gold already shimmering through the hills.