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The Kap Shui Mun Bridge is the world's longest cable-stayed span carrying both road and railway. The main span steelwork was fabricated at Shekou in mainland China mainland and assembled on site into units of 8.7 metres long, the deck slabs being cast on each unit before erection. The 500-tonne units were floated out on a barge, lifted into position and the cable stays connected.

This bridge and the viaduct were built by the Kumagai-Maeda-Yokogawa-Hitachi Joint Venture under a HK$1.643 billion contract. The joint venture comprises Kumagai Gumi (Hong Kong) Ltd. and three Japanese firms, Maeda Corporation, Yokogawa Bridge Corporation and Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

Details of Kap Shui Mun Bridge:

Overall length820 m
Length of span430 m
Tower height150 m
Shipping clearance47 m
Structural steel4,800 tonnes
Weight of deck sections500 tonnes
Volume of concrete73,000 m3
Number of stay cables176

Kap Shui Mun Bridge appears on the following banknote(s):
HKD PNew03 2003 100 Dollars

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