10 May 04
Maeda JV lands Stonecutters contract
A Japanese-Hong Kong joint venture has today signed a US$333 million contract to build Hong Kong's latest and biggest bridge, Stonecutters. Members of the Maeda-Hitachi-Yokogawa-Hsin Chong Joint Venture have previously worked together in Hong Kong building Kap Shui Mun Bridge. Maunsell is consulting engineer to the JV. The record-breaking cable-stayed bridge, which has a 1018m main span, will cross the Rambler Channel at the entrance to the busy Kwai Chung container port. Stonecutters will also be remarkable for its height. The two towers will be almost 300m high, dwarfing those of the nearby Tsing Ma and Ting Kau bridges which are about 200m. Its vertical deck clearance will be at least 73.5m above sea level to cater for shipping. Completion is due in 2008.