Proposed bridge design to connect Hong Kong with China

Dutch architects have shown renderings of a proposed bridge design to connect Hong Kong with China.

The bridge tackles the problem of Hong Kong driving on the left and China driving on the right by featuring a switchover.

See pictures of the switchover bridge

The bridge features two lanes, which then split, one then ducking under the other, to then rejoin, allowing vehicles to drive seamlessly between the countries.

Named "Pearl River Necklace” the concept was created by NL Architects of the Netherlands.

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18 June 2010

A-hurr... a-hurr-hurr... hurr... 'Pearl necklace.' Hurr... hurrr-hurr-hurrr.

18 June 2010

I checked todays date to check it was not 1st April!

18 June 2010

Looks stunning, but can't help thinking that it is a very expensive solution to the problem. Would traffic lights not have ben cheaper? Surely China has higher priorities in its road network than this bridge.

That said, i love a good bridge design, and this looks great.

18 June 2010

now we just need someone to build on from England to France! (granted that's a bit further and quite a bit deeper!)

18 June 2010

[quote Vidge 123]now we just need someone to build on from England to France![/quote]

As long as the French side ends half way, lol

18 June 2010

[quote Autocar]the concept was created by NL Architects of the Netherlands.[/quote] I'm sure I had one of those on my Scalectrix during the 70's

18 June 2010

Very neat and elegant solution. There is always a place for good architecture, we could do with a bit more of it in the UK without the interferenece of HRH PoW everytime a new scheme is proposed.


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18 June 2010

[quote mantaray]

[quote Vidge 123]now we just need someone to build on from England to France![/quote]

As long as the French side ends half way, lol

[/quote]Beat me to it :-)

18 June 2010

Looks great - just hope they don't have any tidal waves

18 June 2010

[quote ronmcdonald]I'm sure I had one of those on my Scalectrix during the 70's[/quote]

Yep, I thought 'scalectrix' as soon as i saw it. Planning must have been fun - get the scaletrix out on the floor... I wonder if they had the usual problems with the cat.

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