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Stone of Tsing Yi Bridge (The Bridge is on the right.)
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Stone of Tsing Yi Bridge (The Bridge is on the right.)

Tsing Yi Bridge (青衣大橋) is the first bridge on Tsing Yi Island of Hong Kong. It stands on Rambler Channel connecting Tsing Yi Island and Tsing Chau of Kwai Chung. The bridge spans 610 metres (about 2000 feet) and is 26 metres (85 feet) high. It contributed significantly to the development of Tsing Yi Island, particularly in 1970s and 1980s. Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 871 KB)Tsing Yi Bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 871 KB)Tsing Yi Bridge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article is about the edifice (it is primarily an index to articles concerning specific bridge types). ... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ... Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽) separates Tsing Yi Island and the mainland Kowloon Peninsula of the New Territories, in Hong Kong. ... Tsing Chau (青洲) was an island in the Kwai Chung area of Hong Kong, sitting on the mouth of Gin Drinkers Bay, by the side of Rambler Channel, opposite to Tsing Yi Island. ... Kwai Chung (Chinese: 葵涌; Cantonese IPA: , Jyutping: kwai4 cung1; Mandarin Pinyin: kuí chōng) is an area in the New Territories of Hong Kong. ... The metre, or meter, is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a meter. ...

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History

The bridge was built by Tsing Yi Bridge Company Limited (青衣大橋有限公司), composed by six companies on the island, namely, China Light and Power, Hong Kong Cement (香港水泥), International Containers (國際標準貨箱), Mobil Oil (美孚石油), Gulf Oil (高富石油) and Standard Oil (標準石油). In 1970, they budgeted 18 million Hong Kong dollars to build the bridge, and Hong Kong Government 7.5 million to the road connection. The construction was by Gammon (Hong Kong). The China Light and Power group (CLP Group) is the only company providing electricity to Kowloon and Hong Kong. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), headquartered in Irving, Texas, is an oil producer and distributor formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ... Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. ... Standard Oil (1870–1911) was a large, integrated, oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing organization. ... The Hong Kong dollar (currency code HKD) is the currency of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China, and has been the currency of Hong Kong since 1937. ... On July 1, 1997, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) resumed its exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending more than 150 years of British colonial control. ... Gammon Construction Limited (金門建築有限公司) is a construction company in Hong Kong, actively partipating in various projects in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. ...


Its final cost was 17 million Hong Kong dollars and was completed in February 1974. On 28 February 1974, Sir Murray MacLehose, the Governor of Hong Kong, came to open the bridge. Upon completion, the bridge was given to Hong Kong Government and the Government built roads to link up various areas on the island. February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Rt. ... Governor of Hong Kongs Flag, 1959–1997 The Governor of Hong Kong (香港總督 / 港督) was a British official who ruled Hong Kong during the colonial period between 1841 and 1997 and was ex-officio Commander-in-Chief and Vice-Admiral of Hong Kong. ... On July 1, 1997, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) resumed its exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, ending more than 150 years of British colonial control. ...


There are two lanes on the bridge. Before the rebuilding, the bridge was two-way; afterwards, two lanes are outward bound, and the Tsing Yi Doubling Bridge serves inward traffic. The word lane has two meanings: A narrow road, usually lacking a shoulder or a median. ... A Stone erected for the opening of Kwai Tsing Bridge (Duplicate Tsing Yi South Bridge). ...


It is also known as Tsing Yi South Bridge (青衣南橋), or simply South Bridge (南橋), upon the completion of Tsing Yi North Bridge in 1987. Tsing Yi North Bridge is also called Tsing Tsuen Bridge (青荃橋) which connects the Tam Kon Shan Roundabout (擔桿山迴旋處) of Tsing Yi Island and Texaco Road Roundabout (德士古道迴旋處) of Tsuen Wan, across the Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽). The bridge is built by the Japanese Firm, Kumagaigumi (熊谷組) and completed on 10th December, 1987. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A stone was erected on the Tsing Chau end of the bridge in memory of the completion. The stone was moved to the Tsing Yi end to spare space for building the Tsing Yi Doubling Bridge.


Connection

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 Road (青衣路) is the longest road on the Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. ... Tsing Yi Heung Sze Wui Road (青衣鄉事會路) is one of oldest road on the Tsing Yi Island, Hong Kong. ... Tsing Kwai Highway (青葵公路) is a section of Route 3 in Hong Kong, previously known as Route 3 - Kwai Chung Section. ...


Structure

Tsing Yi Bridge (middle) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right)
Tsing Yi Bridge (middle) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right)

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. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1045 KB) Summary Rambler Channel and Rambler Channel Bridge (left), Tsing Yi Bridge (middle) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 1045 KB) Summary Rambler Channel and Rambler Channel Bridge (left), Tsing Yi Bridge (middle) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right). ... The principle of the lever tells us that the above is in static equilibrium, with all forces balancing, if F1D1 = F2D2. ... In engineering a watertight structure to allow work underwater. ... The seabed is the bottom of the ocean. ...


The arms are made of pre-tensioned concrete. Their cross-section is of hollow boxes. There are some power cables and two oil pipes inside the boxes. Both sides of hollow boxes have water pipes for the Tsing Yi Island. Traditional reinforced concrete is based on the use of steel reinforcement bars, rebar, inside poured concrete. ... Cross section may refer to the following In geometry, Cross section is the intersection of a 3-dimensional body with a plane. ... A hollow is loose name for a valley in the earth. ... An empty cardboard box Boxes are highly variable receptacles. ... Power cable (a type of electrical cable) is an assembly of two or more electrical conductors held together with, and typically covered with, an overall sheath. ... This article is about pipes used to carry water in plumbing. ...


On the bridge, there are 7 metres (24 feet) width for vehicles with a 1.5 metre (5 foot) wide pedestrian walkway on each side. A pedestrian at the intersection of Alinga Street and Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, Australia Look up Pedestrian on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A pedestrian is a person travelling on foot, whether walking or running. ...


The bridge is designed to withstand typhoons, strong waves and accidental collisions by ships. Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004. ... A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space, often transferring energy. ... // Physical collision Dynamics Deflection happens when an object hits a plane surface In physics, collision means the action of bodies striking or coming together (touching). ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, usually with multiple decks. ...


Collision

Ships operating in nearby water and passing through collided with the bridge several times, and caused minor damages on the bridge. Protection islands are built on the channel to avoid furthur accidents. Warning signs have been erected reminding that only ships under 17 metres are allowed to sail through the channel. Ships are prohibited to stay and operate near the bridge.


Aging and reborn

Tsing Yi Bridge (left) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right)
Tsing Yi Bridge (left) and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge (right)

Tsing Yi Bridge once was a sole connection of island to the rest of Hong Kong. As residential population grew, the bridge was out of the designated loading. The two lanes becomes the traffic bottleneck and serious traffic congestion Heavy overloading, with dramatic increase in heavy vehicle traffic, made the bridge age quickly and the gap edge bent downward. 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. Finally, a rescue plan was implemented. A new bridge, Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge, was built alongside to at first to replace Tsing Yi Bridge temporarily while Tsing Yi Bridge was closed for fixing in 2000.[1] Some tensioned steel cables replaced the aging cables inside the bridge to straighten out the bent parts. After the project completed, the Tsing Yi Bridge, together with its 'new' brother, serves the island again. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 879 KB) Summary Tsing Yi Bridge and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tsing Yi Bridge Duplicate Tsing Yi South Bridge... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 879 KB) Summary Tsing Yi Bridge and Duplicate Tsing Yi Bridge Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tsing Yi Bridge Duplicate Tsing Yi South Bridge... A bottleneck is literally the neck of a glass or pottery bottle. ... Traffic jams are common in heavily populated areas. ... Tsing Yi North Bridge is also called Tsing Tsuen Bridge (青荃橋) which connects the Tam Kon Shan Roundabout (擔桿山迴旋處) of Tsing Yi Island and Texaco Road Roundabout (德士古道迴旋處) of Tsuen Wan, across the Rambler Channel (藍巴勒海峽). The bridge is built by the Japanese Firm, Kumagaigumi (熊谷組) and completed on 10th December, 1987. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Stone erected for the opening of Kwai Tsing Bridge (Duplicate Tsing Yi South Bridge). ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Celebration

On the 10th birthday of the bridge, a carnival was held on the football field, near Chan Lai So Chun Memorial School, of Cheung Ching Estate on the Tsing Yi Island. A child on her first birthday A birthday is the date on which a person was born. ... Swabian-Alemannic carnival clowns in Wolfach, Germany A carnival is a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus and public street party, generally during the Carnival Season. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Chan Lai So Chun Memorial School The Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial & Industrial Association Chan Lai So Chun Memorial School (香港四邑商工總會陳黎繡珍紀念學校) or simply Chan Lai So Chun Memorial School is a primary school founded by the Hong Kong Sze Yap Commercial & Industrial Association in Cheung Ching Estate on the Tsing Yi... Twin Tower style of Cheung Ching Estate Cheung Ching Estate (長青邨) is a public housing estate by the Hong Kong Housing Authority on Tsing Yi Island of the New Territories of Hong Kong. ... Tsing Yi (青衣), or Tsing Yi Island (青衣島) is an island of Hong Kong, to the northwest of Hong Kong Island. ...


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Tsing Yi Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (716 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.
Tsing Yi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2428 words)
Tsing Yi Island is a hilly island with Tsing Yi Peak in the south and Liu To Shan in the north east.
Tsing Tak Tong Tat-more Temple; the Bodhidharma temple in Tsing Yi Lutheran Village.
Tsing Yi Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; The church is near Maritime Square and St.
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