The authorities of Hội An will limit the number of visitors to its iconic Japanese Bridge to 20 at a time. - VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — The authorities of Hội An will limit the number of visitors to the town’s iconic Japanese Bridge to 20 at a time. The 400-year-old bridge, built by Japanese traders in the 17th century, is a national relic that appears on VNĐ20,000 notes. The bridge, which attracts 4,000 visitors a day, is one of the top tourist attractions in Hội An. In recent years, it has suffered serious deterioration, even after seven restorations, and is on the verge of collapse. Scientists and experts at home and abroad have discussed many ways to protect the bridge, including a grand conservation plan to dismantle and rebuild it. The bridge was recognised as a national, cultural and historical relic in 1990. The ancient town of Hội An was recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1998 and has become one of the top … [Read more...] about Hội An limits number of visitors to famous 400-year-old bridge
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The Hanoitimes - From now on, each visit to the iconic Japanese pagoda in Hoi An ancient town will admit a maximum of 20 persons. Hoi An has built a plan for limit on the number of visitors touring the Chua Cau, or Bridge pagoda, a symbol of Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam province, VnExpress reported, citing the Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Kieu Cu on May 15. Bridge pagoda. According to Kieu Cu, there will be a maximum of 20 persons allowed to be on the bridge at a time to save this iconic destination from possible collapse. “Hoi An city will arrange the visits to avoid large queue and long wait for tourists,” said Kieu Cu. Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Kieu Cu also said that scientists and experts from Vietnam and abroad have discussed many ways to protect Bridge pagoda, but those solutions have not been approved yet. Several experts have said dismantling and rebuilding the bridge is the best way to save it, but local authorities … [Read more...] about Hoi An approves plan to limit visitors at Bridge pagoda
Video PUBLISHED: 10:43 13 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:51 13 March 2019 Jason Noble Local democracy reporter Grafton Way is one of the Ipswich roads to be congested when the Orwell Bridge closes. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN This morning’s closure of the Orwell Bridge has prompted fresh questions about what can be done to stop the gridlock which builds up around Ipswich as traffic diverts off the bridge and into the town. Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has said that the present situation is “not good enough” and “can’t continue like this”.In January last year Ipswich Central said the town’s economy had suffered a £1million hit during one day of closure, while the bumper-to-bumper traffic and journey times of two hours for just a handful of miles are regular occurrences during bridge closures.Highways England has been working with police, Suffolk County Council highways and other key partners to assess some of the … [Read more...] about What can be done over Orwell Bridge closures and how likely are these measures?
Video PUBLISHED: 05:30 24 February 2019 | UPDATED: 08:21 24 February 2019 Suffolk's police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore expressed his shock at the number of speeders caught on the A14 and A12 in 2018 Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Drivers may finally be getting the message, Suffolk’s crime chief has said as the number of motorists snapped speeding on the Orwell Bridge plunged to a three-year low. The number of people caught speeding over the A14 Orwell Bridge fell to a three-year low in January 2019 Picture: LUCY TAYLORJust over 150 people were clocked exceeding the 60mph limit last month – the lowest ever figure for January.In the same month last year 200 were caught even with one of the cameras being broken, and in January 2017 297 were snapped speeding.Fixed cameras went live on the bridge in July 2016, and since then almost 14,000 drivers have been caught speeding. Last year, the number remained constant despite one of the westbound cameras being … [Read more...] about People are still breaking the speed limit on the Orwell Bridge
By Bill Disbrow Published 12:30 pm PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 There are few options for crossing the San Pablo Bay while the Richmond Bridge is closed. There are few options for crossing the San Pablo Bay while the Richmond Bridge is closed. Photo: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle Photo: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 There are few options for crossing the San Pablo Bay while the Richmond Bridge is closed. There are few options for crossing the San Pablo Bay while the Richmond Bridge is closed. Photo: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle Your (extremely limited) options for getting around the closed Richmond-San Rafael Bridge 1 … [Read more...] about Your (extremely limited) options for getting around the closed Richmond-San Rafael Bridge