The world's second-longest cable-stayed bridge
Stonecutters Bridge spans the entrance to one of the world’s busiest ports, the Kwai Chung Container Terminal and is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world.
- Hong Kong, China
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2000 - 2009
- Hong Kong Highways Department
- Flint & Neill / Halcrow / SMEDI
- 1,5 km
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. It is the result of an international design competition in 2000.
The bridge is a dual three-lane motorway bridge spanning the Rambler Channel, and due to its distinct design and monumental scale, the bridge is a focal point in Hong Kong. It is capable of withstanding strong typhoons and uses aerial support, a stay-wire system to keep up thousands of tons of flooring steel and pressure from transportation.
The two single pylons rise to a height of 290 metres. The cross beams are illuminated at night, creating the image of a ribbon of light spanning the harbour. The upper steel-clad parts of the pylons have narrow illuminated slots and are topped by lanterns.
Stonecutter Bridge is the winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Supreme Award.