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  1. Millennium bridge opens after wobbly start

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... company, British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and Arup Engineers, and they quickly came up with a stunning winning design for London's Millennium Bridge. The three planned to build a shallow steel suspension bridge 325 metres long across the Thames. Their design, a four metre-wide aluminium deck flanked by low, stainless steel balustrades and supported by low, hanging cables, ...

  2. On top of the world

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... the bridge and the climb. Each of us was breath tested and we signed a medical form to say that we understood the BridgeClimb's safety conditions. We passed through a metal detector into the dressing room. We were given a grey BridgeSuit which we put on over our clothes. I secured my glasses with a small lanyard and put all my belongings in a locker. Soon, we were all dressed and ready ...

  3. Murky funds cloud bridge ambitions

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... projects that seemed to yield little for the special economic zone, raising questions over its fiscal state. There is an oversupply of property, empty tourist attractions and a half-built bridge ... The financial dire straits of Zhu Kuan Group raise major questions about the Zhuhai government's ability to take part in the proposed bridge to Lantau Island. Creditors have been ...

  4. Villagers unfazed by delta bridge project

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wife. Next-door neighbour Siu Chun, 83, has a practical expectation of the bridge, although she may be even less informed on the project than Mr Tsui. 'I know little about the bridge ... San Shek Wan, a small and all-but-forgotten village on Lantau, has been thrust into the spotlight as the proposed landing point for the super-bridge linking Hong Kong with the western ...

  5. Tour operators see huge market potential from cross-delta bridge

    Posted Aug 08th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Niki Law

    ... Local tour operators predict a huge market for multi-destination tours around the Pearl River Delta will develop if the 30km bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai is built. But a street poll by the South China Morning Post found mainland tourists had little interest in visiting Zhuhai, and said they only came to Hong Kong to shop. For many travel agencies the bridge ...

  6. Taiwanese scholar urges city to help bridge mainland-Taiwan gap

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... was appointed visiting professor at City University six days ago. She noted that despite the closeness of Hong Kong to Taiwan, there was little mutual understanding. 'This is a very abnormal ...

  7. Stormy waters as port takes shape

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... pilings for a bridge linking to the port, which will be located on a group of islands 30km offshore from the city. When it is finished in 2020, the Yangshan Port will have more than 30 berths ... officials have tried to smooth over the differences with Zhejiang. Near the start of the bridge linking to the port, a propaganda billboard urges: 'Unite to build Shanghai's international ...

  8. Tsing Ma Bridge workers to help prevent suicides

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Workers on the Tsing Ma Bridge have been told to step up patrols to prevent suicidal people from leaping to their deaths, transport chief Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday. Four people have died leaping from Hong Kong's largest bridge, which opened in 1997, all in the past two years. In a Legco meeting, lawmaker Choy So-yuk asked whether the government planned to take ...

  9. Rail bridge

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Developer Hopewell Holdings says the proposed bridge linking Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau should not have a railway. The KCRC argues that trains would provide connections to other modes of transport. Share your views: write to us. ...

  10. Consult the public on the bridge

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a citizen of Hong Kong, I believe it is vital that the public be consulted on decisions about the Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge project. Hong Kong is spending $15 billion to build this bridge and the main source of the money is the taxpayer. So it is important that the public be well informed. The public, including those who do not use the bridge, deserves to know not only where the money ...




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