Preventing heavy vehicles from impeding traffic
In accordance with the "Map of New Taipei City Large Truck Driving Routes and Prohibited Areas" issued by the New Taipei City Transportation Department, large trucks are already prohibited from entering the nearby Shalun Community and the old street area of Tamsui. Accordingly, after the Danjiang Bridge has been built, large trucks will not allow to enter densely populated areas, so will not affect traffic in urban Tamsui.
National important wetland ecological maintenance
The road corridor of the Danjiang Bridge project already avoids the wetland along the northern dike of the Taipei Port, the Wazihwei wetland, and the Wazihwei Nature Reserve Area, environmental and ecological monitoring will be performed continuously in accordance with the environmental discrepancy report from 1 year prior to construction, during the construction period, and during a 2-year period after operation. If moni-toring result for any sensitive species reaches the warning or remedial work stoppage standard, work will immediately be stopped. Furthermore, three research projects will be conducted on the topics of wetland bird reproduction, wetland mangrove and benthic organisms, and the flight of water birds of the Laridae and Anatidae families. This research will facilitate the mutual comparison of ecological monitoring results, aid understanding of the possible ecological impacts of the Danjiang Bridge project, and serve as a basis for the drafting of relevant ecological strategies.
公路總局經國際競圖評選出中興工程顧問公司與德國萊恩安德（Leonhardt Andrä und Partner）工程顧問公司作品，橋梁造型由英國扎哈．哈迪德（Zaha Hadid）建築師發想，採用單塔不對稱大跨徑斜張橋設計，降低構造量體並減少落墩數，與淡水山海夕照融合成一絕美景色。
The bridge and Tamsui sunset can coexist
After an international drawings competition, the Directorate General of Highways has selected the works submitted by Sinotech Engineering Consultants and Germany's Leonhardt Andrä und Partner. The form of the bridge has been conceived and designed by British architect Zaha Hadid, and the bridge will consist of an asymmetric long-span cable-stayed bridge with one pylon. This design will reduce structural mass and the number of piers that are needed, and the bridge will form a beautiful scene with the Tamsui sunset.
Preservation of archeological sites and the river mouth history
In keeping with environmental assessment pledges, an underwater archeological survey, land archeological deep-pit excavation, and a manual core survey have been performed prior to construction, and the results of survey work have been reviewed and passed by the competent authority. Inspection will continue to be performed during the construction period, and work will immediately be stopped if any archeological arti-facts are found, allowing salvage excavation to be performed. Sites in which archeological artifacts are discovered will be preserved, which will underscore the government's effort and determination to preserve historic value.
Placing balanced emphasis on environmental protection and fishermen's livelihoods
Hydraulic analysis and hydraulic model testing has been performed during the design stage, and the re-sults of testing and analysis indicate that construction of the Danjiang Bridge will have little impact on the river's hydrological characteristics or the topography of the river mouth. To avoid disputes during the con-struction process, a fisheries impact assessment will be conducted prior to construction of the main bridge section. Some environmental monitoring projects will collect on-site samples with the help of local fisher-men, which will help achieve monitoring goals and protect the public's rights.
Responding to local voices
Environmental assessment explanatory meetings were held in the Bali and Tamsui areas in October 2011, which was during the environmental assessment period. In addition, from August to December in 2015, in accordance with Article 10, Paragraph 2 of the Land Expropriation Statute, two hearings concerning land expropriation were conducted in both Bali and Tamsui in an effort to respect and protect the rights of local residents, and positive responses have been obtained from a majority of landowners.