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The busy Ma Wan channel in Hong Kong had to be closed for 24 hours while Cleveland Structural Engineering linked the towers of the Tsing Ma suspension bridge with the first two wires. The crucial operation opens the way for temporary works during the next two months which will allow the main cables to be formed by aerial spinning. The two 32 mm wires spanning the 1.37 km wide busy shipping lane will be used to haul other wires across the channel which will be covered in mesh and wood to create two suspended walkways between the 206 m high towers. CONSTRUCTION NEWS