The main structure of the Sky Bridge at Hong Kong
International Airport (HKIA) has been delivered to its final
position, concluding the prefabrication phase of the construction
At 200 metres in length, the Sky Bridge will
be the one of world’s longest airside bridges, allowing the
largest passenger aircraft, the A380, to pass underneath.
The Sky Bridge will connect
Terminal 1 and the North Satellite Concourse, minimising
travelling time between the two buildings as passengers will no longer
need to shuttle by buses.
To minimise impact on HKIA’s busy operations, Sky
Bridge was prefabricated in Zhongshan. Three precast segments were
transported to the assembly yard in the midfield area of HKIA from
September to October 2019. The segments were then assembled to
form the main structure of the bridge.
On 9 January 2020, the main
structure of the bridge, weighing over 5000 tonnes, was
transported over 3km on HKIA’s apron from the assembly yard to the
bridge’s final position. It was then erected on the bridge towers
on 10 January 2020.
“We are pleased
with the successful delivery of Sky Bridge’s main structure, which
concludes the prefabrication phase of its construction on
schedule. This also marks the first time HKIA has transported such
a mega structure within the apron area,” said Ricky Leung,
Executive Director of Engineering & Technology, Airport Authority
Hong Kong (AA). “Employing great skill and techniques, the project
team transported the gigantic structure by sea and along the
apron. I must thank the project team, the participating teams at
the AA and all the other parties who contributed to such an
efficient delivery, while maintaining smooth operations of the
With the main structure of Sky Bridge in place,
facilities installation and renovation works will now begin. The Sky
Bridge is expected to commence operation mid-2020.
Hong Kong Airport,