A group of Sha Tin residents yesterday staged a drive-slow protest against the construction of a road bridge they said would bring noise and pollution. The road bridge will span the Shing Mun River in Tai Wai, connecting new roads being built to service new housing developments. But residents at Park View Garden and Granville Garden, who live close to the proposed bridge, said they feared the noise and air pollution it would bring. About 60 residents drove their cars slowly to the Sha Tin town centre to urge the Territory Development Department to halt the project. 'We love this quiet and clean environment and that is why we have moved here. But the new road bridge will destroy all that,' said Sha Tin district councillor Tang Wing-cheong, who organised the protest. He said the road bridge would bring an additional 1,500 cars per hour to the area. A spokesman for the Territory Development Department yesterday said the bridge work had already been delayed for nine months, and had to resume as soon as possible. He said the bridge had to be built before planned public and private developments at Heung Fan Liu and Tao Fung Shan were completed in 2010. About 17,500 people are expected to move into the two areas beginning early in 2006.