Hong Kong Engineering

Kap Shui Mun Bridge, Hong Kong

General Information

Official Name: Kap Shui Mun Bridge
Owner:  Highways Department, the Government of Hong Kong SAR
Structure Forms: Double-decked cable-stayed bridge
Overall Bridge Length: 820m
Width: 32.5m
Main Span Length: 430m
Clearance below: 47m
Function/usage: Motorway bridge/freeway bridge
  Railroad (railway) bridge
Carries: 6 lanes of roadway (upper)
  2 MTR rail tracks, 
  2 lanes of roadway (lower)
Crosses:  Kap Shui Mun
Locale: Lantau and Ma Wan
Part of: Lantou Lau Link
  Airpory Express (MTR)
  Thung Chung Line
Connects to: Ma Wan Viaduct
Beginnng of Construction: 1992
Completion:  27Apr 1997
Opened: 22 May 1997


Design and Construction

Design Concept: Kennedy and Donkin
  Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
  Maunsell Group
  URS Greiner Woodward Clyde
Consulting Engineers: Mott MacDonald
Checking Engineer: Flint & Neill Partnership
  Harris and Sutherland (superstructure)
Contractors: Fugro Hong Kong Ltd
  Hitachi Zosen Inc.
  Hsin Chong Group
  Kumagai Gumi (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  Maeda Corporation
  Yokogawa Bridge Corporation
  Cable-stayed, continuous composite & PC Box girder:
  B. Reynolds (resident engineer)
Stay Cables: DYWIDAG-Systems International
  Alpin Technik und Ingenieurservice GmbH (cable refurbishment in 2006)


Construction Information

Superstructure Materials: Composite steel-reinforced concrete
Approach Viaducts Materials: Prestressed concrete
Tower Materials: Reinforced concrete
Depth: 7.46m
Width: 32.5m
Weight of Structural Steel: Main Span Deck: 4,770 tonnes
Weight of Concrete: Main Span Deck: 18,642 tonnes
Equivalent Weight of Deck/Metre: Main Span Deck (Steel/Concrete Composite): 60 tonnes
  Sidespan Deck (Concrete): 220 tonnes
Height of Towers: 133m


Technical Data

Maximum Movements  
Vertical (at mid-span): 0.47m
Lateral (at mid-span): 0.155m
Longitudinal: ±0.32m (at Lantau)
Design Code: BS 5400
Design Traffic Speeds  
Road: 100 km/hr
Railway: 135 km/hr


Internet Resources

Highways Department: English
Structurae: https://structurae.net/structures/kap-shui-mun-bridge
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kap_Shui_Mun_Bridge
Technical Paper: Proceeding of Fourth International Bridge Conference: Kap Shui Mun Cable Stayed Bridge: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/conf/1995/cp7/cp7v1-029.pdf
Technical Paper: Engineering the Tower and Main Span Construction of Stonecutters Bridge: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/pdf/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000042

About Us

CNERCEstablishment of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was approved by the State Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China on 12th October 2015.

Contact Information

Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Phase 8,
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Phone: (852) 3400-8451

Email: cnerc.steel@polyu.edu.hk