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Encyclopedia > Tsing Chau

Tsing Chau (青洲) was an island in the Kwai Chung area of Hong Kong, sitting on the mouth of Gin Drinker's Bay, by the side of Rambler Channel, opposite to Tsing Yi Island.


In the 1960s, the bay was reclaimed and Tsing Chau became a land extension of Kwai Chung. The south of island is Kwai Chung Container Terminal. In early 1970s, a cross-channel bridge, Tsing Yi Bridge, was built and the island is the Kwai Chung end of the bridge.


See also


Major islands and peninsulas in Hong Kong
Main islands (by size): Lantau | Hong Kong Island | Lamma | Chek Lap Kok | Tsing Yi | Kau Sai Chau | Po Toi | Cheung Chau | Tung Lung Chau | Kat O | Wong Wan Chau | Hei Ling Chau | Tap Mun Chau | Ap Lei Chau | Tai A Chau (Soko Islands) | Tung Ping Chau | Peng Chau | Ma Wan | Ninepin Group | The Brothers | Green Island | Waglan | Kowloon Rock
Former islands: Kellett Island | Stonecutters Island | Hoi Sham Island | Channel Rock | Tsing Chau | Mong Chau | Chau Tsai | Nga Ying Chau
Peninsulas: Kowloon | Sai Kung | Clear Water Bay | Stanley | Shek O | Cape D'Aguilar

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Tsing Yi Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (725 words)
Tsing Yi Bridge is connected to Tsing Yi Road and Tsing Yi Heung Sze Wui Road on Tsing Yi Island, and Kwai Tsing Road and Tsing Kwai Highway in Kwai Chung.
Tsing Yi Bridge is formed by 5 levers, identical pairs of arms supported by stands, 18 metres (60 feet) above water, in the middle, with round-shaped caissons on the seabed.
Though later Tsing Yi North Bridge was built that alleviated the congestion a bit, and the bridge was closed once in 1989 (after the opening of the North bridge) for renovation, the safety of the bridge was still a major concern.
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