Gammon Construction Limited has been awarded the design and build contract for the Artist Square Bridge and relevant modification works for its connection by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The contract work is funded by the Hong Kong government and entrusted to the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
The design of the bridge calls for an iconic arch structure, spanning 73 m across Austin Road West. Gammon said the site presents a number of major constraints - including traffic and pedestrian management and existing utilities - and the company’s construction solution involves assembly of structural modules south of Austin Road and push launching the completed bridge into its final position.
Upon completion, the Artist Square Bridge will provide a direct, round-the-clock, barrier-free connection between the developments above MTR Kowloon Station and Artist Square of West Kowloon Cultural District (the District), including easy access to the new M+ Museum and the existing Art Park and Water Promenade, making the District more accessible and integrated to the nearby transportation hub located at Kowloon Station.
Construction is scheduled to commence in the first half of 2020, with target completion in late 2021.
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