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Fire-Breathing Dragon Invades Vietnam!


On March 29th, the city of Da Nang in Vietnam brought a fire-breathing dragon into their country. No, really. It is a 1,864-foot-long steel bridge that looks like a dragon. The bridge commemorates the 38th anniversary of the capture of Da Nang by the North Vietnamese in the final days of the Vietnam War. I'm not really sure how that relates to a dragon. The bridge lights up at night with 2,500 LED lights and on "special occasions" can breathe plumes of fire or jets of water from its mouth. I don't know what counts as a "special occasion" but if I were in charge, it would be any day that I wake up and can get out of bed. Construction on the bridge began in July 2009, cost the equivallent of about $89 million, and, ironically, was designed by American architectural firm Louis Berger Group.

Source: Laughing Squid and VietnamNet