Macau (MNA) – The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) has announced that the supplementary study on the feasibility of building a fourth bridge between Macau (Zone A) and Taipa (Zone E1) has been sent to the Chinese central government.
In 2016 the Macau SAR government granted a contract to CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. for the initial design of the fourth Macau-Taipa connection project, which was submitted to the Chinese government in November of that year.
In July 2017, the Chinese Government requested that a supplementary study on safety conditions for maritime navigation be conducted, which has now been concluded and delivered.
Once approved, the preliminary planning of the fourth Macau-Taipa Bridge will be completed and the preparatory work for launching a public tender will take place.
The fourth bridge project involves a 3.5 kilometre bridge linking the eastern side of the new artificial island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge reclaimed on the outer shore of the Macau Peninsula (Zone A) to land reclaimed near the Macau International Airport in Taipa (Zone E1), spanning a total cross-sea section of 2.87 kilometres.
According to GDI, CCCC conducted a number of tests and analyses of the feasibility data on hydrology, tidal currents, physics and vessel control.