Dissing+Weitling picked for Hong Kong highway bridge

Route 11
January 12, 2022

Together with Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited, Dissing+Weitling will work on different preliminary design options for a 1,200-meter span suspension bridge.

  • Together with Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited, Dissing+Weitling has signed a consultancy agreement with Hong Kong’s Highways Department (HyD) to carry out an investigation study on Route 11, between Yuen Long and North Landau, including a 1,200-meter span suspension bridge. The assignment adds to Dissing+Weitling's long tradition of working with mobility projects in Asia.

    The consultancy agreement mainly comprises the investigation of Route 11 and will cover a wide range of areas such as reviewing the results of previous studies of the project, examination of alignments, impact assessments on environment, traffic, and other matters. Dissing+Weitling will work on different preliminary design options for a 1,200-meter span suspension bridge.

    Route 11 is a group of major roads from Lam Tei to North Lantau, routing through the Lam Tei Tunnel, Tai Lam Chung Tunnel, Tsing Lung Bridge and So Kwun Wat Link Road. The new roads will connect the Northwest New Territories (NWNT) to urban areas and the government expects after the completion in 2036 that the route will help reduce the travel time during the morning peak hours.

  • Dissing+Weitling, Stonecutters, side view, Arup and John Nye
    Stonecutters Bridge spans the entrance to one of the world’s busiest ports, the Kwai Chung Container Terminal. It is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, linking Hong Kong International Airport and the Kowloon peninsula.
  • Bridges in Asia

    Partner and Architect at Dissing+Weitling, Jesper Henriksen, says:

    - It is a great honour to be chosen for this exciting task, which indirectly seems like an appreciative gesture of the projects we have been part of in this part of the world for more than 20 years. We are now in the initial phase and looks forward to commencing the work together with Arup.

    The new Hong Kong highway project adds to a long company tradition: Besides working together with Arup and Partners on several grand bridge projects, Dissing+Weitling’s mobility team is accustomed to work in East Asia. One significant example being the dual three-lane motorway bridge Stonecutters in Hong Kong. This bridge was the result of an international design competition similarly held by Hong Kong Highways Department. Today the Stonecutters has become a landmark and a symbol of Hong Kong.