China-HKZM Bridge/Acceptance

HKZM Bridge enters final acceptance stage

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Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, south China - Nov 13, 2017
1. Various of load test in progress
2. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge
3. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Xiong Jinhai, deputy director, Engineering Management Department, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority (starting with shot 3):
"Judging from the current load test, the results are in alignment with our design and other related specifications."
4. Various of load test in progress

FILE: Guangdong Province, south China (exact location unknown) - Date Unknown
5. Various of aerial shots of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge


The load test for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge was completed on Tuesday, bringing bridge construction to the final acceptance stage.

The load test, which assesses the load capacity of the bridge, was officially conducted at the end of October.

Two cargo trucks with a total load of 70 tons, equivalent to the weight of about 45 cars, traveled on the bridge at speeds between 10 to 60 kilometers per hour to test the actual load capacity of the bridge and to gather relevant data.

"Judging from the current load test, the results are in alignment with our design and other related specifications," said Xiong Jinhai, deputy director of the Engineering Management Department of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority.

The HKZM Bridge includes a 29.6-kilometer dual three-lane carriageway, a 6.7-kilometer immersed-tube tunnel and two artificial islands.

The bridge's total length is 55 kilometers. It has taken seven years to build the bridge, which will open for public use at the end of the year; it will cut the time of driving from Macao and Zhuhai to Hong Kong from over three hours to just 30 minutes.

  • ID : 8066265
  • Published : 2017-11-14 14:29
  • Last Modified : 2017-11-14 14:30:16
  • Location : Zhuhai,Guangdong,China
  • Category : science and technology
  • Duration : 1'14
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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