Cầu Phú Long crosses the Sai Gon River between Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong. This French bridge built in 1913 by Société de construction de Levallois-Perret. This bridge company was the new name given to Compagnie des établissements Eiffel when famous engineer Gustave Eiffel retired from the board of directors. Thus, bridges associated with this company are often called "Eiffel" bridges although Eiffel was not associated with any bridges built by the company after 1893. Cầu Phú Long includes a main span consisting of a three span continuous truss, where the ends of this three span system are cantilevered out beyond the end of the piers, a very unusual design. The cantilevered ends of the truss have bearing seats that hold the adjacent approach spans, which are riveted pony truss spans. The eastern pony truss span is a European riveted bowstring style span, while the western spans are a riveted double-intersection Warren pony truss design. The western spans, while old and of riveted design, are clearly not be original to the bridge. The piers for these spans are a newer concrete design as well.
Bridge lengths given are very rough estimates. The through truss span is approximately a 300 foot structure, with the span between the two piers that hold the span being 200 feet, making each cantilevered end about 50 feet.
This bridge is slated for demolition as soon as 2019.
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