1987: Construction Begins on the Shing Mun Tunnels in Hong Kong

February 11, 1987

Construction started on a tunnels system in the Shing Mun area within the section of Hong Kong known as the New Territories. This project was completed about three years later.

The Shing Mun Tunnels were formally opened on April 19, 1990, by David Wilson, who served as the representative of the British Crown in Hong Kong and governor of that colony and dependent territory from 1987 to 1992. (Hong Kong remained a British colony and dependent territory until 1997, when it became a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China.)

The Shing Mun Tunnels are a part of Route 9 in Hong Kong, and they provide a link between the towns of Tsuen Wan to the west and Sha Tin to the east. This system encompasses twin two-lane tunnels. Both a toll plaza and a major bus interchange are located at the Tsuen Wan side of those tunnels.

Photo Credit: WiNG (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Shing Mun Tunnels, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shing_Mun_Tunnels

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