Macau in the Making

The new bridge that is being built to connect two islands in Macau is the first double deck prestressed concrete cable stayed bridge in the world. Two bridges have previously connected Macau and Taipa, but because of commonly occurring traffic jams during rush hour, the new bridge which opened last month will make it easier to travel between the two islands. The bridge has three vehicle traffic lanes in each direction on the upper deck and two lanes in each direction on the lower deck. The lower deck is intended to be converted into double track light rail at a later date. Construction of the new bridge began in October 2002 and was completed in January of this year.

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    • Qiang, Zhang
    • Jun, Wei
    • Wusong, Wen
  • Publication Date: 2005

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01001500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2005 5:52PM