Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong
Tsing Ma Bridge is a bridge in Hong Kong. It is the world’s 11 longest span suspension bridge, and was the second longest at time of completion. The bridge was named after two of the islands at its ends, namely Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. The bridge looks beautiful and sturdy. It is the 7th longest suspension bridge in the world. Allows quick access between the nearby Hong Kong urban area and the airport on Lantau Island.
It was an architectural achievement, and a part of the Hong Kong airport construction project that was considered one of the world’s ten greatest construction projects that were completed during the 20th century. It is 41 meters (135 feet) wide and about 2.2 kilometres in total length. The main span is 1,377 meters (4,518 feet) long. It has two decks. The top deck has a six lane highway, and the bottom deck can handle two trains at the same time. The bridge has to be able to withstand a heavy load and severe typhoons. The towers are 206 meters (676 feet) tall. The span is the largest of all bridges in the world carrying rail traffic. It looks like a heavier version of the Golden Gate Bridge. In comparison, the middle span of the Golden Gate Bridge is about 1,280 meters long (4,200 feet).