daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > General Developments and Discussions > Bridges



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 19th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #121
Skybean
天豆
 
Skybean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9,953
Likes (Received): 218

image hosted on flickr


source: http://flickr.com/photos/28982011@N02/3206712922/
__________________
My Photos」 ● Hong Kong 1|2|3 ● Macau 1 ● London 1 ● New York City 1
Photo Threads」 ● Flying Over Hong KongCity Life Series」 ● Hong KongShanghaiSeoulTokyo
Skybean no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old January 19th, 2009, 02:04 AM   #122
herenthere
I♥H.K.
 
herenthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/紐約市/Nueva York
Posts: 450
Likes (Received): 4

December 27 Update 1

Hi everyone,
I recently visited HK and got some shots of a bridge which I had no idea of what it was until I came back and started searching around Google for "hong kong new bridge" and eventually searched SSC for this bridge. So here they are:

(All taken 12/27/08 or 27/12/08 or just plain December 27th, 2008)

image hosted on flickr

image hosted on flickr

You can see the welding taking place (I think):
image hosted on flickr


Part 2 to come soon...
__________________
Proponent of Mass Transit, Livable Streets, and Progressive Politics
herenthere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:24 PM   #123
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 75,371
Likes (Received): 6594

昂船洲大橋 照超聲波保安全; 全球第二長斜索橋 Discovery頻道追訪
15 January 2009
香港經濟日報

今年,香港一重要基建昂船洲大橋將會落成,亦是全球第二長斜索橋,吸引得Discovery頻道新建築節目來港追訪,盛讚大橋深富簡潔美,而且要照超聲波保安全,大開眼界!

昂船洲大橋跨度長達1,018米,較香港現有的兩座斜索橋○○吸水門大橋及汀九橋長逾一倍,令建築更困難。大橋由醞釀到建成的10年光景,昂船洲大橋工程現已來到最緊張的時刻○○大橋尚餘不足300米就合龍,橋面從兩端向海中愈築愈遠,每裝上一塊,橋面兩邊就向下沉一沉,最後一節還必須在風季來臨前完成,建築隊伍每天向時間競賽。

每天向時間競賽 3月合龍

如此精采的工程故事,令專門追訪全球大型建築工程的Discovery頻道節目《工程大突破》主持人Danny Forster都來港追訪。本身是哈佛大學建築學碩士Danny說昂船洲大橋:「它是最具簡潔美的。」

來自紐約曼克頓的他坦然對香港高密度天際線吃不消:「太刺激,密度太高了!還幸尚有自然山脊線做平衡,希望香港能保持這平衡,昂船洲大橋正好是最不誇飾最美的。」工程師向他透露,大橋今年3月合龍;據路政署回覆,大橋餘下工程第三季竣工。

橋身像倒轉機翼 減風阻

的確,從高空中看,這全球第二高的斜索橋不見雄偉,反而甚為「單薄」。大橋項目總監Naeem Hussain把大橋形容為一束光:纖幼、流線型和耀目。「正因為大橋的結構簡單、纖細能減低風阻,兩條行車線間更留有通風空間,這條橋是通風不是擋風,令橋身更穩定。」Danny說。

大橋結構順應自然,橋身同樣巧妙,像是一對倒轉的飛機翼,纖薄、又流線型的設計降低風阻。而鋼纜則像高爾夫球般,上面布滿小凹窩。加速雨水流走、減少衝擊面,「因為香港的颱風多,位置當風、橋身太高,鋼纜變粗些少都會帶來危險。」本身是哈佛大學建築學碩士Danny說。他讚香港築橋的團隊十分國際化,有來自加拿大、美國、中國、香港、尼泊爾等專才。「這團隊特別有經驗,有位主管建過青馬橋、汀九橋、現在建昂船洲大橋,數十年來都在建橋;他們在橋邊日以繼夜工作,見慣風浪!」

沒多餘裝飾 細節一絲不苟

全大橋沒多餘裝飾,但就對每一細節一絲不苟:大橋由65段部件鋼箱樑接而成,確保焊接穩妥成為最重要一步,其安全監察令Danny大開眼界:「孕婦生小孩,緊張嬰兒健康要照超聲波,他們為確保接合安全,也為大橋照超聲波!其中百分之五的部分還會照X光!我曾貼在橋面照超聲波,感覺有趣。」

既是鋼索橋,全橋安全自是繫於一線,他跟技工站在逾200米高的橋塔高台上幫忙穿鋼纜。「我們穿針線都不易啦,把重達79噸的鋼纜從橋面吊起,遙控穿進橋頂,一穿就是8個小時。」有畏高症的Danny站在那裡一小時已經頭暈腳軟,特別著港人向在高空工作的尼泊爾技工致敬!
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg | Moscow | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Sydney | Hanoi | Bangkok | Prague

New York, London, Seoul, Taipei, Mumbai, Tokyo, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2009, 04:41 AM   #124
herenthere
I♥H.K.
 
herenthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/紐約市/Nueva York
Posts: 450
Likes (Received): 4

December 27 Update 2

Closer look at ties, deck bottom:
image hosted on flickr


Preparing to go underneath Eastern side of main span:
image hosted on flickr


Directly underneath:
image hosted on flickr


Part 3 coming soon.
__________________
Proponent of Mass Transit, Livable Streets, and Progressive Politics
herenthere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #125
The Terminator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 210
Likes (Received): 6

That bridge better be joining before typhoon season......otherwise it WILL be in great risk, since it doesn't have something Tsing Ma/Kap Shui Mun has!
The Terminator no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #126
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 75,371
Likes (Received): 6594

施工續唱慢板 八號幹線斷截
昂船洲大橋通車再拖

29/01/2009




去年本報揭發八號幹線核心項目—昂船洲大橋建造工程延誤達一年後,路政署卻續唱慢板,不但沒加快施工,反而再度押後一季才能完工,通車日期進一步延至今年第三季。目前整條幹線仍斷截禾蟲,駕駛者敬而遠之,令通車近一年的沙田至長沙灣段(青沙公路)車流量只達預期的六分之一,無法疏導已十分擠塞的獅隧及大老山隧道。

連接沙田至大嶼山的八號幹線至今仍剩下青衣至長沙灣段未建成,其中昂船洲大橋的工程原定去年六月完工,本報去年查證後卻發現,政府未能在前期探土工作中,發現橋塔地基下的複雜地質問題,結果要委託顧問研究及修改設計,加上惡劣天氣等因素,工程延遲了整整一年,工程費亦由二十七億六千萬元大幅增至三十七億元。

正當市民期待今年中整條幹線可望貫通,本報再次發現幹線的工程出現延誤,完工日期又要延遲一季。路政署解釋,去年六至十月期間,颱風多次襲港、暴雨連連,降雨量創歷年新高,大橋的工程進度因此再度受阻。據最新的評估,大橋可於今年年初合攏,但餘下工程要到今年第三季才能竣工。

物流協會質疑建築技術
由於大橋遲遲未能落成,令駕駛者一直不能善用整條八號幹線,巴士公司亦拒絕將巴士線改經通車約十個月的青沙公路,導致公路車流量一直處於甚低水平。根據運輸署數字,每日平均只有兩萬架次行經青沙公路,只及該署估計每日十二萬架次車流的一成六。

香港物流協會卸任會長黃輔華對幹線再度延遲通車感失望,質疑「香港用咩技術建築,點解會遲咁多?」他說,該幹線除了可接通青衣九號貨櫃碼頭外,亦可成為三號幹線的替代道路,令沙田前往青衣、荃灣的市民更方便。由於幹線遲遲未能全面貫通,以致已開放的路段車流疏落,無法疏導其他擠塞的道路。

路政署稱,昂船洲大橋的建造工程合約附有條款,署方可修訂竣工日期,以配合於施工期間因惡劣天氣影響,或額外施工期。今次工程再度受阻,造價仍可維持於三十七億元。

最長跨度斜拉橋之一
八號幹線青衣至長沙灣段於○二年起分階段動工,當中全長達一千五百九十六米的昂船洲大橋是地標式項目,主跨度達一千零一十八米,完工後將成為全球最長跨度的斜拉橋之一。

昂船洲大橋位於來往葵涌貨櫃碼頭的繁忙航道入口,橫跨藍巴勒海峽,為預留足夠的通航淨空間予下一代超級貨櫃輪船通過,大橋最低拱腹水平定為七十三點五米,這亦使大橋的主樑成為世界上最高的主樑之一。

事實上,八號幹線的青長段動工多年,只有昂船洲高架道路部分路段於去年率先開放,其餘路段包括昂船洲大橋、青衣東、西高架道路及南灣隧道,均要今年第三季才能開放使用。
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg | Moscow | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Sydney | Hanoi | Bangkok | Prague

New York, London, Seoul, Taipei, Mumbai, Tokyo, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2009, 11:01 AM   #127
christos-greece
Moderator!
 
christos-greece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 95,131
Likes (Received): 56592

Awesome project
Awesome bridge

Bravo Hong Kong
__________________
Urban Showcase: Athens Kalamata Trikala Thessaloniki
Cityscapes: Paris Barcelona Dubai, U.A.E. Monte Carlo, Monaco
General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!
christos-greece no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #128
niekovlm
Registered User
 
niekovlm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 73
Likes (Received): 1

__________________
One Eye on the Future,Another on the Quality
niekovlm no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #129
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 75,371
Likes (Received): 6594

Drivers shun HK$6.8b road link Route 8 carries under a sixth of its capacity
5 January 2009
South China Morning Post

Low use of the city's newest multibillion-dollar road link is raising fears that taxpayers may have invested in a huge white elephant. Nine months after it opened, the HK$6.8 billion Route 8, which links Sha Tin with Cheung Sha Wan via two tunnels, is carrying less than a sixth of the vehicles it was designed for.

The Transport Department has no plans to introduce new bus routes using the link despite having built two 100-metre bus bays, each capable of servicing 10 routes. And although the link was aimed at reducing congestion on other routes between Sha Tin and Kowloon, a minimal initial effect has since vanished.

Route 8 - which will eventually link the eastern New Territories with Tsing Yi and the airport via another project under construction, Stonecutters Bridge - passes through the 2.1km Eagle's Nest Tunnel and the 1km Sha Tin Heights Tunnel, which have dual three-lane carriageways.

In May 2002, the government told Legco's public works subcommittee the link would ease traffic congestion in the Lion Rock, Tate's Cairn and Shing Mun tunnels and Tai Po Road.

It was estimated the peak-hour volume could be cut by 15 per cent in the Lion Rock Tunnel and 27 per cent in the Shing Mun Tunnel.

But between March and October, a daily average of just 17,200 vehicles used Route 8 - 14 per cent of the design capacity of 120,000. By contrast, more than 83,200 vehicles used the Lion Rock Tunnel daily and 48,390 vehicles used the Shing Mun Tunnel.

In the first four months after Route 8 opened, traffic fell 5.9 per cent in the Lion Rock Tunnel and 9.1 per cent in the Shing Mun Tunnel. But the trend did not last and traffic volume rose in July and September.

Sha Tin district councillor Yeung Cheung-li said he did not believe the new route would lure drivers away from the Lion Rock Tunnel. "I am worried that when the tunnel is undergoing major renovation, the traffic congestion will get much worse," Mr Yeung, chairman of the council's traffic and transport committee, said.

However, transport experts are more ready to give the new route the benefit of the doubt. "It is normal that for new road links, it takes some time for traffic to build up," former Transport Advisory Committee member Leung Kong-yui said. "The link to Tsing Yi has not yet been completed."

He said he expected that when connecting routes such as Stonecutters Bridge were in operation, more vehicles heading for Lantau or the airport would use Route 8.

The Route 8 project includes bus interchanges at the exits of the Eagle's Nest Tunnel, but they will remain unused in the foreseeable future.

Mr Yeung was puzzled as to why bus bays had been provided when the government had no plan to introduce new bus routes.

"The Sha Tin District Council has been pushing the Transport Department to introduce new bus routes that run through Route 8 to Kowloon West. This would help reduce the vehicle load on the Lion Rock Tunnel and Tai Po Road," Mr Yeung said. "But the Transport Department has been firm in response that there is no demand for new services."
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg | Moscow | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Sydney | Hanoi | Bangkok | Prague

New York, London, Seoul, Taipei, Mumbai, Tokyo, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 7th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #130
herenthere
I♥H.K.
 
herenthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/紐約市/Nueva York
Posts: 450
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
Drivers shun HK$6.8b road link Route 8 carries under a sixth of its capacity
5 January 2009
South China Morning Post
Maybe they're beginning to learn that building large road networks today is futile and should invest in more mass transit options. I personally don't think that these roads will ever reach capacity.
__________________
Proponent of Mass Transit, Livable Streets, and Progressive Politics
herenthere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 8th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #131
asif iqbal
Registered User
 
asif iqbal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 910
Likes (Received): 45

i dont think i have ever seen such breathtaking pictures before!
asif iqbal no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #132
philipman2000
Registered User
 
philipman2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 64
Likes (Received): 0

any news if its all joined up and the brdge is finished
philipman2000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #133
The Terminator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 210
Likes (Received): 6

^

According to the sources hkskyline posted, the bridge will be joining in March.
The Terminator no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #134
herenthere
I♥H.K.
 
herenthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/紐約市/Nueva York
Posts: 450
Likes (Received): 4

Part 3

Last time, you were left guessing where the ship was - would it pass under the constructed spans or between it?

image hosted on flickr

image hosted on flickr

Name of the Ship:
image hosted on flickr


Will the ship successfully navigate through and not crash with the bridge?
Find out in Part 4!!!
__________________
Proponent of Mass Transit, Livable Streets, and Progressive Politics
herenthere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #135
wachu1511
Registered User
 
wachu1511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Gniezno
Posts: 554
Likes (Received): 2

short move from discovery channel ''Extreme Engineering'' about a few days from building this bridge
part 1/5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTFwERMt89s
wachu1511 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #136
herenthere
I♥H.K.
 
herenthere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NYC/紐約市/Nueva York
Posts: 450
Likes (Received): 4

Conclusion

And now, the conclusion...

image hosted on flickr

(Yes the ship made it under the bridge)

Thanks for watching.
__________________
Proponent of Mass Transit, Livable Streets, and Progressive Politics
herenthere no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #137
the spliff fairy
ONE WORLD
 
the spliff fairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: london
Posts: 7,390
Likes (Received): 2032

how tall is the bridge? Its one of the tallest in the world (2nd or 3rd?), over 900ft I think.
the spliff fairy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2009, 06:20 AM   #138
The Terminator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 210
Likes (Received): 6

roughly 1000ft, its 298m.
The Terminator no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #139
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 75,371
Likes (Received): 6594

Source : http://s250.photobucket.com/albums/g...deo/?start=all

__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg | Moscow | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Sydney | Hanoi | Bangkok | Prague

New York, London, Seoul, Taipei, Mumbai, Tokyo, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #140
EricIsHim
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,428
Likes (Received): 17

almost there!!
__________________
EricIsHim
My PhotoBucket
EricIsHim no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
hong kong, stonecutters bridge

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu