Hong Kong Engineering

Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong

General Information

Official Name: Stonecutters Bridge
Owner:  Highways Department, the Government of Hong Kong SAR
Categories: Cable-stayed bridge
Overall Bridge Length: 1,596m
Width: 51m
Main Span Length: 1,018m
Side Span Length:  2 x 298m 
Clearance below: 73.5m
Function/usage: Motorway bridge/freeway bridge
Carries: Route 8
Crosses:  Rambler Channel
Locale: Tsing Yi Island and Stonecutters Island
Connects to: Route 8
Beginnng of Construction: Apr 2004
Completion:  07 Apr 2009
Opened: 20 Dec 2009


Design and Construction

Design Concept: Halcrow Group
  Shanghai Construction Engineering Group
  (design competition winner)
  Poul Ove Jensen (concept designer)
  Flint & Neill Partnership
  Ian Firth (concept designer)
Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Civil Engineer: https://www.arup.com/projects/stonecutters-bridge?query=stonecutters
M&E Engineer:  
Subconsultant: COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners AS
Checking Engineer: Mott MacDonald
  Hewson Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  http://www.hewson-consulting.com/hewson/userfiles/file/project/ h002_stonecutters_bridge_x_29408e609f81ada3f97771550b4d5c29c.pdf
  Tony Gee
Contractors: Hitachi Zosen Inc.
  Hsin Chong Group
  Maeda Corporation
  Yokogawa Bridge Corporation
Subcontractors: VSL
  FIP Industriale S.p.A.


Construction Information

Decks: Main span: steel
  Side span: concrete
Pylons: Above deck level: concrete with stainless steel skin
  Below deck level: concrete
Weight of Stainless Steel: 1,100 tonnes
Volume of Concrete: 136,000 m^3
No. of Stay Cables: 224
Length of the Longest Stay Cable: 540m
Total Weight of Stay Cables: 7,200 tonnes
Weight of Structural Steel: 33,500 tonnes
Height of Towers: 298m
Dimensions of Tower Foot: 24 m x 18 m
Weight of Structural Steel: (Anchor boxes in the towers) 1,200 tonnes


Technical Data

Maximum Movements  
Vertical (at mid-span):  
Lateral (at mid-span): 1.8 m (under traffic loads)
  2.2 m (under wind loads)
Design Code:  
Design Traffic Speeds  
Road: 100 km/hr
Railway: 135 km/hr


Internet Resources

Highways Department: English
  https://www.hyd.gov.hk/en/publications_and_publicity/ publications/hyd_factsheets/doc/e_Stonecutters_Bridge.pdf
  https://www.hyd.gov.hk/tc/publications_and_publicity/ publications/hyd_factsheets/doc/C_Stonecutters_Bridge.pdf
Structurae: https://structurae.net/structures/stonecutters-bridge
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonecutters_Bridge
Video: Discovery Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB8a_o6fymQ

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