Neak Loeung Bridge
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Neak Loeung Bridge
Neak Loeung Bridge

(Spean Neak Loeung)
Bridge seen from a distance with a field in the foreground.
The finished bridge in 2015
Coordinates11°16?34?N 105°16?45?E / 11.27611°N 105.27915°E / 11.27611; 105.27915[1]
CarriesHighway 1
CrossesMekong River
LocaleNeak Loeung
Total length2215 m
Longest span320 m
Clearance below37.5m
Construction startFebruary 12, 2011[2]
OpenedApril 6, 2015 [3]

Tsubasa Bridge (Khmer: ?), also known as Neak Loeung Bridge (), links Kandal Province with the town of Neak Loeung, Prey Veng Province in Cambodia, on the heavily travelled Highway 1 between Phnom Penh, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.


This 2.2 km cable-stayed bridge eliminated a ferry crossing and is the longest bridge across the Mekong River in Cambodia,[4] 300 metres longer than its nearest rival, the Koh Kong Bridge. The project includes the main cable-stayed section totalling 640m, two composite girder approach sections of 900m and 675m, and approach embankments totalling 3.1 km.[5]

The inauguration ceremony to begin construction occurred on February 12, 2011.[2] The bridge opened to traffic in April 2015. It was funded and built by a Japanese government donation (Cambodia's third Japanese donated bridge) and its image appears on the new 500 riel note.[6] The bridge is part of a larger programme of works to improve connectivity along Asian Highway 1 from Thailand to Vietnam.[5]


  1. ^ "Neak Loeung, Cambodia". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Address at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Construction of the Neak Loeung Bridge, a Grant Aid Provided by the Government of Japan". 12 February 2011. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Cambodia opens Japan-funded bridge across Mekong
  4. ^ Taing, Vida (December 27, 2014). "A river spanned". The Phnom Penh Post. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b Hong, Sinara. "Asian Highway Status and its Implementation in Cambodia" (pdf). Ministry of Public Works and Transport. pp. 9, 10. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money". 14 January 2015. Retrieved 2018 – via Japan Times Online.

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