Notable Civil Engineering Projects 5


Notable Civil Engineering Projects 5

Table
Year of
Name Location completion notes

Airports Area (ha)
Chek Lap Kok Chek Lap Kok Isl., Hong Kong 1,248 1997 Artificial island, terminal, bridge, tunnel links
Sepang International Airport near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 Project includes high-speed rail link to Kuala Lumpur
Aqueducts Length (m)
Lesotho Highlands Water Project Maluti Mts., Lesotho-South Africa 82,000 2020 Breakthrough (Phase 1) March 3
TARP: Calumet Tunnel Chicago, U.S. 18,700 1995 TARP: Deep Tunnel and Reservoir Plan
Great Manmade River Sarir/Tazerbo wellfields, Libya Water supply to coastal agriculture, cities, industries
Bridges Length (main span; m)
Akashi-Kaikyo Honshu-Awaji Isls., Japan 1,991 1998 World record (suspension) upon completion
Store Baelt (Great Belt) (East) Great Belt (Channel), Denmark 1,624 1997 World record (suspension) upon completion
Jiangyin Yangtze China 1,385 1999 4th longest in world (suspension) upon completion
Tsing Ma Tsing Yi-Ma Wan Isls., Hong Kong 1,377 1997 Cable spinning finished 1995
Tatara (Great) Japan 890 1999 World record (cable-stayed) upon completion
Normandie Le Havre, France 856 1995 World record (cable-stayed), opened January
Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway Kisarazu, Japan 590 1997 Includes 10-km tunnel to Kawasaki
Oresund Flinterenden, Denmark-Sweden 492 2000 18-km road/rail tunnel/bridge link; 3,750-m tunnel
Severn II Severn Estuary, U.K. 456 1996 U.K. record (cable-stayed)
Guangdong-Shantou Bay Shantou, China 452 1995 To be opened early 1996
Tagus II Lisbon, Portugal 420 1997 Total length 18.0 km
Wuhan Yangtze II Wuhan, China 400 1995 Opened June 18
Glebe Island Sydney, Australia 345 1996 Australia record (cable-stayed), opened December 2
Northumberland Strait NB-PEI, Canada 250 1997 250-m single spans, 12.9-km total length
Buildings Height (m)
Chongqing Tower Chongqing, China 457 1997 World record upon completion
Petronas I and II Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 450 1996 Twin towers, world record upon completion
Jin Mao Shanghai, China 420 1997
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen SEZ, China 384 1996 Asian record, January 1996 completion
T&C Tower Kaohsiung, Taiwan 347 1997
Atlanta Olympic Stadium Atlanta, Ga., U.S. 1996 85,000 seats; to be converted to 49,000-seat baseball park
Cities Area (ha)
Putrajaya near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4,400 1998 Planned national capital; government transfer 2000
Dams Crest length (m)
Yacyretá-Apipe Paraná River, Argentina-Paraguay 69,600 1998 Hydroelectric power, navigation, irrigation
New China (Three Gorges) Yangtze River, China 1,983 2009 Stage 1: 1993-97; 2: 1998-2003; 3: 2004-09
Xiaolangdi Huang Ho (Yellow River), China 1,317 2001 Flood, ice, silt control; irrigation; power
Bakun Balui, Bakun Rapids, Malaysia 900 2002 2,400 MW
Seven Oaks Santa Ana River, U.S. 802 1999
Ertan Yalong River, China 763 1998 2nd largest hydroelectric project in China
Katse Malibamatso, Lesotho 700 1996 Part of Lesotho Highlands Water Project; see above
Rogun Vakhsh River, Tajikistan 600 . . . World's highest (335 m) upon completion
Tehri Bhagirathi River, India 575 1997 World's 6th highest upon completion
Manwan Lancang (Mekong) River, China 132 1995 1,500 MW
Offshore production platforms Length (m)
Troll A North Sea, Norway 472 1995 Emplaced May 17, largest structure ever moved
Barge (unnamed) Marseille, France 220 1995 World-record floating concrete platform
Railways Length (km)
Beijing-Kowloon Beijing-Kowloon, China 2,536 1997 Beijing-Fuyang (900-km) opened September
Konkan Bombay-Mangalore, India 740 1995 High-speed, 83 tunnels, 143 major bridges
Bafq-Bandar Abbas Bafq-Bandar Abbas, Iran 630 1995 Final section opened March
Seoul-Pusan Seoul-Pusan, South Korea 426 2002 High-speed; environmental controversy over Kyongju segment
Subways Length (m)
Seoul Metro (extensions) Seoul, South Korea 61,500 1997 Lines 6, 7, 8
Bangkok: MRTA Red Line (BERTS) Bangkok, Thailand 60,000 1999 Bangkok Elevated Road and Train System
Taipei Taipei, Taiwan 55,000 1995 Mucha line to open December
Pusan Metro (Line 2 extension) Pusan, South Korea 39,100 1996 Phase 1: 22.4 km, phase 2: 16.7 km
Medellín Metro Medellín, Colombia 23,200 1995 Line A: 23.2 km; line B: 5.6 km
Warsaw Warsaw, Poland 23,100 1995 First 12 km opened April
Guangzhou (Canton) Subway: Line 1 Guangzhou, China 18,200 1997 Phase II: 18-km north-south line
Shanghai Subway: Line 1 Shanghai, China 16,100 1995 Revenue service began April 12
London Metro (Jubilee Extension) London, U.K. 15,600 1998 Twin tunnels
Buenos Aires (Tren de la Costa) Buenos Aires, Argentina 15,400 1995 Rehab of line closed in 1961
Towers Height (m)
Oriental Pearl Television Tower Shanghai, China 478 1995
Vegas World (Stratosphere) Tower Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. 308 1995 Includes observation deck, restaurant, roller coaster
Tunnels Length (m)
Pinglin Highway near Taipei, Taiwan 12,900 1999
Trans-Tokyo Bay I and II Tokyo, Japan 9,300 1997 Twin tunnels
Store Baelt Great Belt, Denmark 8,000 1995 Twin tunnels

1 m = 3.28 ft; 1 km = 0.62 mi; 1 ha = 2.47 ac

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