1998: The Official Debut of Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong

May 5, 1998

An opening ceremony was held for Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong. This six-lane bridge, which crosses the body of water known as Rambler Channel serves as a major link between Tsing Yi Island; and the portion of Tuen Mun Road (part of Route 9) that runs through the area of Ting Kau in Tsuen District. Ting Kau Bridge is part of Route 3, a series of expressways. Measuring 3,862 feet (1,177 meters) in length, this structure is one of the world’s longest cable-stayed bridges.

Construction on Ting Kau Bridge started in 1995. This bridge was designed by Jörg Schlaich, whose other projects have included designing the Kilkeim Bridge over the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal in Germany; and Vidyasagar Setu (also called the Second Hooghly Bridge) in India.

Photo Credit: Baycrest (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.5 Generic license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en)

For more information on Ting Kau Bridge, please check out https://structurae.net/en/structures/ting-kau-bridge and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ting_Kau_Bridge

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