Stonecutters Bridge

The world's second-longest cable-stayed bridge

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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
  • Client
    Hong Kong Highways Department
    Collaborators
    Flint & Neill / Halcrow / SMEDI
    Size
    1,500 Meters
  • 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.

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  • 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 meters. The cross beams are illuminated at night, creating the image of a ribbon of light spanning the harbor. The upper steel-clad parts of the pylons have narrow illuminated slots and are topped by lanterns.

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    Stonecutter Bridge is the winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Supreme Award.