Ship collides with bridge in Hong Kong

Ship collides with bridge in Hong Kong

A vessel collided with the Tsing Ma Bridge bridge in Hong Kong earlier today, causing road and rail connections to be temporarily suspended, reports say.

Reports say a vessel, believed to be a barge, hit a column of Kap Shui Mun Bridge, which is linked to the Tsing Ma Bridge, at around 19:40hrs (local time), triggering the ship collision alarm.

Checks were conducted and the bridge was able to re-open two hours later. Road and rail links were also resumed.

The suspension bridge has the world’s ninth longest span and links Lantau Island with the rest of Hong Kong with a six-lane highway and the MTR railway, which is the only direction connection to the city’s airport.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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