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10-10-2005, 04:34 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile7426/Bridge-under-construction-hong-kong.htm>Bridge under construction hong kong</a></b><br><br>A new bridge under construction in Hong Kong with a total length of 2.9 miles. The harbour is also under construction.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/554677426.jpg>

10-10-2005, 04:35 PM
It's a train bridge that connects to mainland China.

10-10-2005, 04:42 PM
Why does it not run straight?

I would guess this is due to irregular bedrock but does anyone know for sure?

10-10-2005, 05:03 PM
The Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Corridor (HK-SWC) will become the fourth vehicular boundary crossing between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Shenzhen to relief traffic congestion of the three existing crossings at Lok Ma Chau, Sha Tau Kok and Man Kam To. The alignment of HK-SWC starts from the new reclamation in Dongjiaotou at Shekou where the Boundary Crossing Facilities are located, stretches across the ecologically highly valued Deep Bay waters, lands at the north-western part of the New Territories at Ngau Hom Shek. The HK-SWC connects to Yuen Long Highway via Deep Bay Link.

The total length of the HK-SWC is 5.5 km. It will be in the form of elevated viaducts and cable-stayed bridges of which 3.5 km of the HK-SWC will be in Hong Kong waters and constructed by the HKSAR Government under this project. The cable-stayed bridge of the Hong Kong Section has a main span of 210m with a single inclined tower 158m in height. Viaducts carry the approach roads to the bridges with piers at a typical spacing of 75m. The other 2 km of the HK-SWC will be built by the Shenzhen Municipal Government.

A feature of the crossing is that the two cable-stayed bridges of the HKSAR and the Shenzhen sides are inclined towards each other, pulling their respective approach viaducts towards the boundary. They symbolize the desire of the people in the two regions to build a synergistic relationship for greater prosperity.