Article from Thanh Nien News 23 March 2007
Deteriorating HCMC bridge poses threat to houses
A recently built overpass in Ho Chi Minh City, which has been in the news for corrupt contractors and poor quality, is continuing to sink into the soil, threatening nearly 40 houses nearby.
The Vanguard Youth Company, an ex-contractor in the Van Thanh 2 Bridge project, quoted a report Friday by city inspectors firm as saying the overpass, built in 2004, was sinking fast.
Reported by Mai Vong - Translated by A.N.O.N
This is actually old news in TP. Hồ Chí Minh -- the bridge has been subsiding for some time and repairs were recently tried, but evidently aren't working too well. I took a walk in this neighborhood a while back, and here are some photos of houses subsiding along with the bridge.
This house has already been vacated.
Notice the sign flapping in the wind on the balcony -- "Apartment for Lease -- Fully Comfortable"
Houses on the other end of the bridge aren't in much better shape.