Tsing Lung Bridge

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Tsing Lung Bridge
Carries 6 lanes of roadway
Crosses Western Ma Wan Channel
Locale Tsing Lung Tau and North Lantau
Official name Tsing Lung Bridge
Characteristics
Design suspension bridge
Longest span 1,418 metres (4,652 ft)
History
Opened construction on hold
Statistics
Daily traffic road

Tsing Lung Bridge (青龍大橋) is a proposed suspension bridge in Hong Kong, from North Lantau to Tsing Lung Tau, in the western New Territories, between Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun, forming part of the Route 10 North Lantau to Yuen Long Highway. The bridge and highway have not been constructed. At the time of its announcement in 2002, it would have been the world's 4th-longest suspension bridge, with a main span of 1,418 metres (4,652 ft) - 41 metres longer than the Tsing Ma Bridge. Detailed planning was then complete and construction was due to commence in 2003 and be open to traffic in 2008. [1] [2] [3]

Suspension bridge type of bridge

A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. The first modern examples of this type of bridge were built in the early 1800s. Simple suspension bridges, which lack vertical suspenders, have a long history in many mountainous parts of the world.

Tsing Lung Tau is a built-up area in the southwest coast of the New Territories in Hong Kong.

New Territories Place

The New Territories is one of the three main regions of Hong Kong, alongside Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. It makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong's territory, and contains around half of the population of Hong Kong. Historically, it is the region described in the Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory. According to that treaty, the territories comprise the mainland area north of the Boundary Street of Kowloon Peninsula and south of the Sham Chun River, as well as over 200 outlying islands, including Lantau Island, Lamma Island, Cheung Chau, and Peng Chau in the territory of Hong Kong.

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References

  1. The Tsing Lung Bridge and Associated Interchanges at Tsing Lung Tau and North Lantau, HKSAR Highways Department, archived at brueckenweb.de
  2. Route 10 – North Lantau to Yuen Long Highway HKSAR Highways Dept presentation to Legco Transport Panel, 2001-02
  3. Route 10 – North Lantau to Yuen Long Highway Section between North Lantau to So Kwun Wat, Legco Transport Panel Paper 2000-01