Four articles comprise this special report on the Hong Kong Airport Core Program. Hong Kong's repatriation with China in 1997 has provided the impetus to make these transportation endeavors fast track projects. The first article describes the overall program, which includes an airport, 34 km of railway or highways to Hong Kong's central business district, two major bridges, and a 2-km immersed tunnel. The second article focuses on the design and construction of the Lantau Fixed Crossing--the link in Hong Kong's transit infrastructure. The crossing consists of the Tsing Ma Suspension Bridge, the Kap Shui Mun Bridge, and the Ma Wan Viaduct. The third article outlines the path of Route 3 and highlights a difficult section called Kwai Chung Viaduct, which weaves through a heavily congested area. The last article describes Hong Kong's new entrance--the Western Harbor Crossing. This 2-km long submersed tunnel provides the final link to Hong Kong's central business district.

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    • This special report describes the Hong Kong Airport Core Program, which consists of ten major transportation projects. "Speeding Toward China," "Eyepopper of a Crossing," "Highway Skirts Congestion," and "Hong Kong's New Entrance" are the four articles that comprise the special report.
  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Kosowatz, J J
  • Publication Date: 1995-12-18


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 22-28
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 235
    • Issue Number: 25
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1996 12:00AM