Tsing-Ma Bridge 1997

Tsing-Ma Bridge 1997

© Paul Wong

The Bridge

The Tsing Ma Bridge, opened in 1997, is part of the Lantau Link to connect the main island of Hong Kong to the international airport of Chek Lap Kok.

It is the world’s longest suspension-bridge span for combined road/railway traffic at 1,377m. The steel deck is 79m above mean high water, to allow navigational clearance to Hong Kong harbour, and 41m wide to carry six lanes of traffic (upper level) and two railway tracks (lower). Its concrete towers are 206m high, with four crossbeams, and support two 1.1m-diameter main cables.

It takes its name from the two small islands at each end, Tsing Yi and Ma Wan.

Tsing Ma Bridge

A road and rail link to Hong Kong's international airport

Key Facts

Motorway on the upper deck

Railtracks on the lower deck


Linking Tsing Yi and Ma Wan, Hong Kong, China

Across the Ma Wan Channel

To the International Airport, Chek Lap Kok

Designers and Consulting Engineers

Mott MacDonald


Double-deck suspension bridge

1,377m main span

2,160m total length

Main contractors

Anglo-Japanese Consortium of

Dorman Long, Costain and Mitsui


Began in 1992

Opened 22 May 1997

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