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Stonecutters Bridge

Source:http://www.patpoh.com Clicks:Date:2020-01-15 11:36

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Stonecutters Island Bridge, located in Hong Kong, is the third longest double tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. The main span of the bridge is 1018 meters long, and the total length of the approach road is 1596 meters. It is Hong Kong's first long-span suspension bridge in the urban environment, which can be seen in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula. The bridge, part of route 8, crosses the Rambal Strait and connects Kwai Chung with container terminals 8 and 9 on Tsing Yi Island.
 
 
 
Chinese Name: Angchuan Zhou Bridge foreign name: Angchuan Zhou Bridge / stonecutter bridge location: Hong Kong structure double tower cable-stayed bridge with a length of 1596 meters completed in 2008
 
 
 
Architectural characteristics
 
 
 
The Stonecutters Bridge is 73.5 meters above the sea level, while the tower is 290 meters. Both are higher than the Qingma bridge. The bridge deck is a three-way two-way separated expressway. The stonecutters bridge started construction in January 2003, costing 2.76 billion Hong Kong dollars.
 
 
 
The design of Stonecutters Island Bridge is based on the winning works of an international design competition in 2000. The competing design engineering companies come from all over the world, all of which are leaders in the industry.
 
 
 
The stonecutters bridge is an important part of the Qingyi Shatin section of route 8. When completed, Hong Kong will add a major east-west link to connect the eastern New Territories with the Hong Kong International Airport. Shinkansen provides direct access to container terminals 8 and 9 at Kwai Chung. Hong Kong's position as an important logistics and transportation center will be further enhanced.
 
 
 
The Hong Kong Government awarded the contract for the construction of the world's longest cable-stayed bridge to media Hitachi Yokogawa hsinchong joint venture, with a contract value of HK $4.8 billion (US $616 million). The bridge is called "Stonecutters Island Bridge", designed by ovearup partnership. Its main span is 1018 meters long, exceeding the world's longest cable-stayed bridge of the same kind, Tatara bridge in Japan (890 meters), until surmounted by Sutong Bridge.
 
 
 
The bridge was completed in June 2008. The total length of the double three lane bridge plus the approach bridge will be 1596 meters. In addition to road construction, it also includes drainage, lighting, structural control system, electrical and mechanical facilities, fire prevention devices, road signs, garage area, navigation auxiliary facilities and traffic control and monitoring facilities.
 
 
 
Historical evaluation
 
 
 
Dr Sarah Liao, Secretary for environment, transport and works of Hong Kong, said that it was not only a project, but also a representative work of Hong Kong's construction industry, reflecting the confidence of the world city and its changes in the new millennium.

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