Redesigned Towers Will Support Hong Kong's Newest Long-Span Crossing

The Stonecutters Bridge crossing in Hong Kong, part of a new 15-km highway linking Chek Lap Kok Airport with the New Territories, promises to be the second longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. It is rising over the Rambler Channel after unexpected ground conditions forced a redesign and a delay in the project. The solution involves supporting the bridge with unique composite steel-and-concrete towers. For aesthetic reasons, the approach will have backspans of cast-in-place concrete that require a massive system of falsework. Details are given on the dimensions of the stay cables, their placement and the components of the composite columns. The highway configuration is shown, as are other projects in the area.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-27
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 259
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01055844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2007 12:48PM