Hong Kong bridge prepares to open amid fears over structural integrity

Dezeen » Chinese authorities have announced that the bridge between Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and Macau is on track to open, despite concerns that parts of the structure have been washed away by the sea. Hong Kong’s Highways Department rebuffed claims that the concrete blocks protecting an artificial island connecting the Hong Kong side of the bridge to the tunnel under Mainland China’s waters have been damaged by waves.

2018-04-17T14:18:12-08:00April 17th, 2018|China, Design-Build, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge|

Damage to Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge prompts safety fears, but China insists everything is fine

Verdict » The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has yet to open to the public. However, there are already concerns about the safety of the 55 kilometer (34-mile) sea-crossing structure. Regardless, Chinese officials from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority have insisted that the image doesn’t show damage and that the structure was deliberately designed as it appears.

2018-04-16T15:32:35-08:00April 13th, 2018|Bridges, China, Highways, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge|

Hong Kong-to-China bridge comes under scrutiny over design

The Guardian » Authorities overseeing construction of the world’s longest sea bridge are working to allay concerns that parts of the massive structure are starting to drift away in the sea. Photos taken earlier this month showed a jagged shoreline around one of the islands as wave-absorbing concrete blocks appeared separated from the protective barrier and partly submerged.

Major tunnel of HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge completed

XinhuaNet » A bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao has moved a step closer to official opening, with a major tunnel project fully completed Saturday. The 55-kilometer Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world’s longest sea bridge.

2018-02-27T10:18:29-08:00February 24th, 2018|Bridges, China, Highways, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge|

Road surfacing works done for mega Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

2018-02-02T14:27:17-08:00January 20th, 2018|Bridges, China, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge|
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