Construction 'Oscars' go to Tsing Ma span

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 October, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 October, 1997, 12:00am

The Tsing Ma Bridge scooped two top awards in the British building industry's 'Oscar' ceremony in London.

The 1.38-kilometre span - the world's longest to carry both road and rail - won the British Construction Industry Supreme Award for world-class excellence in design, planning and construction.

The judges, headed by the chairman of London Continental Railways Sir Derek Hornby, said: 'This stunning project has advanced a well-understood method of bridge construction to a higher plane of excellence.

'The majestic structure has won client satisfaction, local and international acclaim and is a world-class British commercial success.' The suspension bridge linking Tsing Yi and Ma Wan as part of the Lantau link to the new airport also won the British Construction Industry Civil Engineering Award for schemes where the lead designer and lead contractor were British.

Built by Anglo-Japanese Construction Joint Venture and designed by the firm Mott Connell, the Tsing Ma project beat 171 other entries.