Thieves have stolen 44 of the 110 manhole covers on the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge over the Saigon River between District 1 and Thu Thiem peninsula.
“There are indicators that thieves ripped open the manhole covers with a crowbar to steal them,” a spokesperson for Ho Chi Minh Metropolis-based Freyssinet Vietnam, which just lately accomplished development of the bridge, mentioned Thursday.
The corporate mentioned the forged iron manhole covers value VND1.2 million (US$52.26) apiece.
Plastic baggage and different trash may very well be seen flowing contained in the sewers earlier than staff began to put in new covers on Thursday.
They’re being welded to foil thieves.
The Highway Site visitors Infrastructure Administration Heart mentioned the police have been instructed to research the theft and ensure it doesn’t occur once more.
Open to site visitors on Apr. 28, the bridge has helped cut back site visitors within the close by Thu Thiem tunnel, which runs beneath the Saigon River additionally between the downtown space and Thu Thiem New City Space in Thu Duc Metropolis.
A automotive strikes on Thu Thiem 2 Bridge on April 28, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Within the week because the bridge opened to site visitors, the variety of autos utilizing the tunnel dropped by 14 %, Phan Cong Bang, deputy director of town Division of Transport, instructed reporters on Thursday.
The town plans to construct a complete of 4 bridges between the downtown and Thu Thiem space.
Thu Thiem 3 and 4 bridges to Districts 4 and seven can be constructed earlier than 2030.
Thu Thiem 1 Bridge was accomplished in 2008 and the Thu Thiem Tunnel in 2011.
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