THEN
Before the bridge was built, the only way to cross the banks was by these ferries. It used to take hours waiting in line through traffic jam.

NOW
The new 1500 meter long  (4920 feet) My Thuan bridge , operating on May 21/00, connecting the two banks of the Tien Giang river. 
The project was 66% funded  by the Australian government .
(Sketch from magazine)