Girl, 11, and mother jump off Tsuen Wan footbridge

The mother and daughter are in intensive care in Princess Margaret Hospital. Photo: Xinhua

A mother and her 11-year-old daughter were in intensive care last night after apparently jumping off a footbridge in Tsuen Wan.

Witnesses told police they saw the pair leap from the 10-metre-high bridge on Sai Lau Kok Road near a public library.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am

Hong Kong's growing network of walkways

Photo: Bloomberg

Depending on where you live in Hong Kong, you could walk to work, stop off afterwards to pick up groceries, have a jacket made and then head home without leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned environment; you can even make your way to the airport, catch a flight and return home without having to set foot on any Hong Kong pavement, as garment exporter Ivan Tang has done.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:09am

City Digest, November 26, 2012

Tycoon wants to see Lee memorial in his life

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

Policeman dies in fall while tackling protest on bridge

A policeman died yesterday after falling from the roof of a covered walkway in Central as he tried to reach a chicken trader who had climbed onto an adjacent footbridge to protest against government officials.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Tunnels, walkways will help preserve Wan Chai's bazaars

I am a toy shop operator in the Tai Yuen Street market. I appreciate that Frank Lee in Mid-Levels ('Footbridges are not the answer', September 29) would find it difficult to understand how we, 'small, often family-run, shops and businesses', operate in the old streets of Wan Chai.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Another long catalogue of waste - Infrastructure

Government auditors have found more poorly planned and underused footbridges and subways since the last inspection three years ago - the latest discoveries including a subway not opened to the public since its completion 20 years ago.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Drivers must give way

I refer to the letter from Kathleen McLearie headlined 'Cat and mouse peril at pedestrian crossing' (South China Morning Post, June 8).

2 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Bridge leap

A man, 22, was in a coma after jumping from a footbridge in Tong Mi Road, Mongkok.

12 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Missing letter key to furore over footbridges

A retired lands officer was at the centre of circumstances leading to the long delay in the construction of footbridges in Central, the Public Accounts Committee heard yesterday.

The remarks were made at a hearing on the Auditor's criticism in a report published last October.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Blunder let owners avoid building bridges

Inadequate legal documents had allowed building owners in Central to renege on agreements to construct five footbridges, the Director of Audit said.

The blunder also allowed the owners to add floor space in their buildings to the value of $709 million.

19 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Footbridge help sought

District board members will appeal to the Chief Executive after failing to end a bureaucratic stalemate over footbridge construction in Central.

Members of the Central and Western District Board have been pushing for bridges to connect the Entertainment Building, China Building and Central Tower after a pedestrian was killed by a car last August.

4 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Get-tough call over delays on footbridges

Government departments have been urged to get tough with Central developers to halt delays in the construction of footbridges.

Central and Western District Board members yesterday said red tape and lax co-ordination among departments was causing the delays.

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Wan Chai traffic chaos to end as walkways open

TRAFFIC chaos caused by contractors building a $43 million walkway system in Wan Chai is set to end in July when two footbridges are opened.

Pedestrians who previously had to dodge traffic on a busy slip road will also benefit from the Gloucester Road scheme.

3 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

New bridge will be better

I REFER to Ms C. Y. Lee's letter headlined, ''Footbridge a serious loss'' (South China Morning Post, March 24).

We share Ms Lee's view that the Fenwick Street footbridge provides an important link for pedestrians seeking access to a number of public venues in northwest Wan Chai.

13 Apr 1994 - 12:00am