Golden Bridge

An amazing footbridge in Vietnam has been getting a lot of attention, both from tourists and on the internet.

Read the brief article and complete the ten gaps with the correct passive tense.

Scores of tourists ________(attract) to Cau Vang or the “Golden Bridge” in Vietnam’s Ba Na Hills since it opened in June 2018. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, even now, the spectacular bridge _________(visit) by hundreds of local tourists each week, eager to see a novel piece of architecture famed for its unusual design.

The pedestrian walkway ________(design) by TA Landscape Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. The bridge _________(locate) over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) above sea level and extends over the treetops from the edge of a leafy cliff face, offering tourists uninterrupted views of the majestic landscape beneath.

The bridge _________ (position) to evoke the image of the “giant hands of Gods, pulling a strip of gold out of the land,” said Vu Viet Anh, Design Principal at TA Landscape Architecture. “It creates a walkway in the sky, among the foggy and fairy-like lands of Ba Na mountain,” said Anh, who added that he ___________(surprise) by the level of attention his firm’s design had attracted both locally and internationally.

It is the supports of the bridge, two huge stone-colored human hands styled in such a way that it looks as if the jungle is struggling to reclaim them, which have garnered the most attention from visitors and internet surfers alike. At first glance, one might think the hands _________(make) of stone, but they are not. The skeletons of the hands ________(build) from steel mesh and then coated with fiberglass. Later, theming __________(add) to make the hands look like they were made from stone.

The company says it took them about a year to build the majestic bridge which is part of a $2 billion investment in local tourism. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism stated that the Ba Na Hills, a popular getaway for the French during the colonial occupation of Vietnam, received over 2.7 million visitors last year. It is anticipated that the Golden Bridge _________(visit) by over a million visitors in 2021.

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