Ap Lei Chau Bridge

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Ap Lei Chau Bridge

鴨脷洲大橋
Ap Lei Chau Bridge 201508.jpg
Ap Lei Chau Bridge viewed from the north. Jumbo Kingdom is visible underneath the central span and Ocean Park in the distance.
Coordinates22°14′45″N 114°09′35″E / 22.245877°N 114.159704°E / 22.245877; 114.159704
CarriesVehicles, pedestrians
CrossesAberdeen Channel
LocaleAp Lei Chau and Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Characteristics
DesignBox girder bridge
Total length230 m (750 ft)
Clearance below14 m (46 ft)
History
Construction start1977 (first bridge)
Construction costHK$64,000,000
Opened28 March 1980 (first bridge) and 28 July 1994 (duplicate bridge)
Statistics
TollFree of charge

Ap Lei Chau Bridge (Chinese: 鴨脷洲大橋) is a highway bridge in Hong Kong connecting the island of Ap Lei Chau (Aberdeen Island) to the community of Aberdeen on Hong Kong Island.

The original bridge carried one lane of traffic in each direction. Construction of a twin bridge (the Second Ap Lei Chau Bridge) to its north was started in May 1991 and completed in July 1994, so that there are now two lanes in each direction.[1][2] Boths sides of the bridge have pavements for pedestrian use.

Legislators approved funding for the Second Ap Lei Chau Bridge on 1 May 1991.[3] It opened on 28 July 1994.[4] The first person to drive across it was Kwong Hon-sang, Director of Highways, officiating at the opening ceremony.[4]

The bridge is Ap Lei Chau's only road connection to Hong Kong Island, though it is not the only fixed link as a railway bridge, the Aberdeen Channel Bridge, opened in 2016 as part of the MTR's South Island Line.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 景點 [Attractions] (in Chinese). Apleichau Promotion of Tourism Association. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Roads in Hong Kong Island". Hong Kong Highways Department. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ Lau, Jeremy (7 March 1992). "Go-ahead for bridge plan". South China Morning Post. p. 5.
  4. ^ a b Ball, Steve (27 July 1994). "New bridge prepares to take the strain". South China Morning Post. p. 3.

Coordinates: 22°14′45″N 114°9′36″E / 22.24583°N 114.16000°E / 22.24583; 114.16000