Element No.33(E33) has connected to the East island
——The first Curved Tube had been installed successfully
7:20A.M.October8,2016,almost 2 years of planning,the 1-year research,morethan six months of preparation,after a 26-hours operation,CCCC builders installed E33(the first Curved Tube).At this time, Immersed Tunnel of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge connected with the East island successfully.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge immersed tunnel was designed by 33 elements,including 28 Straighted-elements and 5 Curved-elements,total length of 5664 metres.E1 connected with the West island,E33 will connect the East island.From May 2013 to July2016,builders had finished 28 Straighted-elements installation from West to East. According to the state method,we started to install the last five Curved-Tubes from the opposite direction,i.e. from East to West.
5:30A.M.October7,the commandant LinMing started instruction.In the next 26 hours,all operations completed successfully.After alignment survey,the element axial line,elevation and slop are all met the design requirements.