Rarely is a place that suffers as much from the war as Quang Tri. Although those years of fierce war have passed, the consequences of the war still remain on this land. Hien Luong bridge relic cluster is one of the special pieces of evidence.
Hien Luong bridge relic cluster is the most central place to reproduce historical problems that existed in our country during the French – American period. The relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge is also a testament to the fierce and heroic struggles of our people to regain independence for the country. The relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge, which is still preserved by the people of Quang Tri, becomes a special national monument, attracting visitors to visit every year to revisit Quang Tri and re-visit the old battlefield.
Hien Luong Bridge – the symbol separating the two South and North
Hien Luong Bridge is a bridge spanning the Ben Hai River in Vinh Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Hien Luong Bridge has had to go through many wars, bombing rains in order to have a peaceful Quang Tri today. Hien Luong Bridge is a part of the relics of Hien Luong Bridge called with the first name Minh Luong, placed in the reign of Emperor Minh Mang and until later, it was called Hien Luong. Hien Luong Bridge was restored with two colors to show the division of the two regions
Hien Luong Bridge has upgraded in 1943 and in 1950 the French rebuilt with reinforced concrete to serve the wars. In 1967, the bridge was destroyed by the US and rebuilt by the Vietnamese government. After peace was restored, in the relic of Hien Luong bridge, the bridge was seriously degraded and Quang Tri province restored the bridge in 2003. A special feature when visitors stop at Hien Luong bridge is that. It is possible to see the difficulties of the people of the two regions during the fighting years. Hien Luong Bridge has painted two distinct colors, dividing the country into two regions. Hien Luong Bridge has become an attractive virtual live check-in point today
Ben Hai River “accompanies” with Hien Luong Bridge
Along with Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai river suffered a lot of bombs, storms, and bullets on the day when the French American invasion. Ben Hai River has a favorable position along the 17th parallel from West to East of our country’s map, so it was selected to be the main division of the country, so it belongs to the Hien Luong bridge cluster. After the war, the days of peace returned, every year, tourists and people in Quang Tri still organize memorial services to remember the days of the battle and remind the generations to come.Ben Hai River accompanies Hien Luong Bridge
The flagpole of Hien Luong – the flagpole of the border line
Hien Luong muscle column is located in the relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge. The flag raising during the war years was also extremely arduous and fierce. In the early years, our country’s flagpole was only 12m high, then upgraded to 18m. The reason for raising the flagpole regularly is that we do not want our country’s flagpole to be lower than the enemy flag, and keep rebuilding until the end the flagpole is 38.6m high in steel pipe. The flagpole of the border line with the flag of peace was fluttering
In order for the flag to fly steadily under the rain, bombs and storms and become the relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge today, our country has dug 18km of trenches, built 48 guns around Hien Luong bridge. The flagpole line has been continuously built and then built, constantly replacing new flags but still remains today, proving the strong aspirations of our people, the heroic relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge .
Loudspeaker system – part of relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge
The loudspeaker became a relic of Hien Luong bridge , making an important contribution in propagating political ideas, encouraging all strata of our people to maintain political views in the war era. Loudspeaker system – relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge divided into 5 clusters concentrated in densely populated places. By 1965, the loudspeaker system stopped working because of more intense battles, but today it is still part of the monumental cluster of Hien Luong Bridge .The loudspeaker became a tourist destination in Quang Tri
Border police station and union house
The area of the police station on the border line includes 3 areas forming a V-shape, in the middle is Hien Luong bridge, which is an important relic of Hien Luong bridge . At the police station, the border line includes zone A, also known as the union house, is a place to work between the two sides and welcome guests. Areas B and C are where the border police live and work.
The police station had just suffered a lot of bombs and storms and was the place where intellectual battles, denouncing the enemy’s crimes. The police station has been restored to its original state and became a relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge for visitors to have a chance to visit. The union house was restored to Quang Tri tourist destination
More than half a century has passed, the war has passed, but the Hien Luong bridge relic cluster has always been preserved as a part of our people suffering and demonstrated the strength of the people of the two regions. Bombs passed to make room for the roofs, gave way to the green forest, and in the relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge, the flag was always fluttering, waving to people who came to Quang Tri, listen to the story. about the old people
Keyword: Historical reconstruction through the relic cluster of Hien Luong bridge