Stonecutters Bridge (Chinese:昂船洲大桥) is located in the New Territories of Hong Kong, China. It is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world. The bridge is part of Hong Kong Route 8, which crosses Rambler Channel and connects Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island.
The approach channels of Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island are located near Container Terminal No. 9 and Container Terminal No. 8 respectively.
The bridge deck was completed on April 7, 2009 and opened to traffic on December 20, 2009.
The total length of the bridge is 5,236 ft (1,596 m). The Longest span is 3,340 ft (1,018 m). The bridge body (tower) is 978 ft (298 m) tall. It total cost HK $2.76 billion (US $350 million).
- On April 27, 2004, Stonecutters Bridge began construction. The construction company was Maeda-Hitachi-Yokogawa-Hsin Chong JV.
- On April 07, 2009, the bridge was completed.
- On December 20, 2009, the bridge was officially opened.
- In 2010, Stonecutters Bridge won the highest award in the Annual Structural Awards of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom.
The Stonecutters Bridge is 241 ft (73.5 m) above the sea, and the height of the bridge tower is 978 ft (298 m). The total length of the bridge is 5,236 ft (1,596 m). The Longest span is 3,340 ft (1,018 m).
The bridge has 6 lanes of road surface. In addition to road construction, the bridge project also includes drainage, lighting, structural control systems, electrical and mechanical facilities, fire protection devices, road signs, garage areas, navigation aids, and traffic control and monitoring facilities. It total cost HK $2.76 billion (US $350 million ).
It uses 33,500 tons of structural steel in the bridge deck; 32,000m³ of concrete in the tower and 65 steel deck units rely on 224 cables.
Stonecutters Bridge Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- New Territories, Hong Kong, China
- Maeda-Hitachi-Yokogawa-Hsin Chong JV
- Dissing, Weitling
- HK $2.76 billion (US $350 million )
- Apr, 2004
- Construction end
- Apr-07, 2009
- Dec-20, 2009
- Total Duration
- Total length
- 5236 ft ( 1596 m )
- 978 ft ( 298 m )
- Deck height
- 241 ft ( 73.5 m )
- Longest span
- 3340 ft ( 1018 m )
- Design type
- Cable-stayed bridge
- Road scale
- 6 lanes
- Rambler Channel
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