Ting Kau Bridge

'Bridge doctor' keeps city's structural marvels in shape

The Tsing Ma Bridge, with its long span, lofty towers and imposing cables, may look like an unshakeable engineering marvel standing proudly in Hong Kong.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

In Brief

Diner pours hot tea on police

A man, 52, was arrested after pouring hot tea on two policemen in a Yau Ma Tei eatery yesterday. Police were called to Battery Street at about 8.30am after a dispute erupted between a man and the shop owner, 47. Police subdued the man and found a knife. The officers were treated at hospital for minor burns.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Bridge at the cutting edge

Hong Kong will cement its place in the construction annals when the HK$2.7 billion Stonecutters Bridge is completed in mid-2009. The structure, on a route linking Sha Tin and Tsing Yi, will be one of the world's longest cable-stayed bridges, with a main span of 1,018 metres.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

New minister vows quicker action on transport projects

The transport minister pledged yesterday to speed up the sluggish pace of progress on projects, which has come in for criticism over the past decade.

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah called for lawmakers' support for the proposed Tuen Mun western bypass, one of the stalled projects.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Tuen Mun ferry service to cease

Ferry services between Central and Tuen Mun and a service between Central and Tai O via Tuen Mun and Sha Lo Wan will cease operation from July 17.

4 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Speed check in dangerous spot

I am writing to complain about the New Territories South traffic police. On January 13 at 10.30pm, they set up a laser speed check at the merging lane of Ting Kau Bridge and Tsing Ma Bridge, in the direction of the Cheung Ching Tunnel.

22 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

3 die as car shoots like cannon ball off bridge

Two men and a 16-year-old girl died yesterday when the car they were travelling in flew 'like a cannon ball' off Tsing Ma Bridge.

The Toyota Starlet mounted a crash barrier and shot 30 metres before hitting a direction sign and plunging 25 metres to a slope below the bridge.

11 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Probe launched to stop more highway mistakes

Engineers who have launched a six-month probe into the cause of road-surfacing problems on three new highways aim to prevent similar mistakes occurring on future expressways.

13 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Weather takes toll on bridge

Cracks in the Ting Kau Bridge's surface are believed to have been caused by unusual weather over the past few months, a Highways Department official said yesterday.

Extensive use by heavy vehicles might also be a factor.

'We have to conduct some tests,' the official said.

11 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Bridge plunge

A Filipino worker, 41, plunged 150 metres to his death when he fell from a work basket on the Ting Kau Bridge. An hour later, a cleaner at a building site at the junction of Tin Ping and Fung Nam roads died after falling two floors.

26 May 1998 - 12:00am

Special attention paid to 'pioneering' surface

When motorists drive over the Ting Kau Bridge after its official opening, their attention is likely to be on the soaring 200- metre-high central tower which is set to become another landmark.

Few are likely to spare a second thought for the surface they are driving on as they cross the imposing triple-tower structure between Tsing Yi Island and the New Territories.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

New design passes series of tough tests

The Ting Kau Bridge, which was officially opened last night, will form a vital link to Hong Kong's second north/south route and also provide New Territories' commuters with an easily accessible path to the new airport at Chek Lap Kok.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

Design minimises risk of impact from ships

If history had taken a different course and the Titanic was afloat today, it would have been able to survive an impact with the Ting Kau Bridge with minimum damage to either bridge or liner, according to the designers.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

Surreal sentinel reaching for the sky

Steely grey in the early morning gloom, the Tsing Ma suspension bridge, to be officially completed today, stands like some surreal sentinel guarding both gateways to Lantau Island and urban Kowloon.

27 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Tight deadline on unique bridge

A VITAL bridge to link more than one million people with Chek Lap Kok airport must be finished in less than three years, even though no bridge of this size and design has been built before.

7 Sep 1994 - 12:00am