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Main Bridge

Project Description:

The proposed HZMB is a large sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.  It will meet the demand of passenger and freight land transport among Hong Kong, the Mainland (particularly the region of Pearl River West) and Macao.  It will establish a new land transport link between the east and west coasts of the Pearl River, sprouting economic and sustainable development in the three places.

The Main Bridge will be a dual 3-lane carriageway with a bridge-cum-tunnel structure form. It will run from the artificial island off Gongbei of Zhuhai to another artificial island just west of the HKSAR boundary.

More information can be found in the HZMB related Hong Kong projects' websites and the HZMB Authority's website.

Estimated Project Cost:

RMB$38.1 billion (funding support from Hong Kong amongst the three governments is HK$9,046.5 million)

Construction Commencement Date:

Dec 2009 - The HZMB Main Bridge comprises reclamation for the west landing point, construction of tunnel, artificial islands and sea-crossing bridges

Anticipated Commissioning Date:

End 2016

Consultants and Contractors:

Scope of Works Consultant / Contractor
Preliminary design and site investigation China Highway Planning and Design Institute Consultants, Inc led Joint Venture
Design and construction of tunnel and artificial islands China Communications Construction Company Ltd led Joint Venture
Site supervision for the construction of tunnel and artificial islands China Zhongtie Wuhan Major Bridge Works Supervision Co., Ltd. led Joint Venture
Detailed design of the communication engineering RIOH Transport Consultants Ltd
Detailed design of bridges (deep water zone) China Highway Planning and Design Institute Consultants, Inc led Joint Venture
Detailed design of bridges (shallow water zone) China Zhongtie Major Bridge Reconnaissance & Design Institute Co. Ltd led Joint Venture
Quality management Mott MacDonald Group Limited Joint Venture
Site supervision for the fabrication of steel box girder (SB01) China Classification Society Industrial Corporation
Site supervision for the fabrication of steel box girder (SB02) Wuhan Bridge and Building Works Supervision Co., Ltd.
Site supervision for the construction of substructure of bridges (SB03) Tie Siyuan Supervision Co., Limited Joint Venture
Site supervision for the construction of substructure of bridges (SB04) Xi'an Ark Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd. Joint Venture
Site supervision for the Bridge Deck Surfacing Works (SB05) Xi'an Ark Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd.
Procurement and fabrication of steel box girders (CB01) China Railway Shanhaiguan Bridge Group Co., Ltd.
Procurement and fabrication of steel box girders (CB02) WuChang Shipyard Heavy Engineering Co., Ltd.
Construction of substructure of bridges (CB03) CCCC First Harbour Engineering Company Limited
Construction of substructure of bridges (CB04) Guangdong Provincial ChangDa Highway Engineering Co., Ltd.
Construction of substructure and composite bridges (CB05) China Zhongtie Major Bridge Engineering Group Co., Ltd
Bridge Deck Surfacing Works (CB06) Chongqingshi Zhixiang Paving Technology Engineering Co., Ltd
Bridge Deck Surfacing Works (CB07) Guangdong Provincial ChangDa Highway Engineering Co., Ltd