Vietnam Builds Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge To Commemorate The End Of The War

To celebrate the 38th anniversary of the liberation of Da Nang, the Vietnam government built this awesome dragon-shaped bridge over the Han River. And to ensure that it totally one-upped the light show on San Francisco's Bay Bridge, this one is covered in over 2500 LED lights -- oh, and it also breathes fire.

Construction on the 166m structure began way back in 2009, and at a final cost of around $US85 million, it's finally ready to intimidate anyone who dares to cross. But fire breathing isn't its only trick. During festivals -- or presumably nearby fires -- the bridge's dragon head can also blast water into the air. That, admittedly, is a little less intimidating.

[Vietnamnet via The Verge]