The first integral embedded abutment of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was installed successfully at 12 o’clock on the morning of June 20. Also that is the first embedded abutment in China.
The number 31 abutment is 26.65-meter-high and 2700 ton, finished prefabrication at plant of CCCC First Harbor Engineering Company LTD.in Dongguan on February 21. It was transported to the number 31 location from prefabrication plant on June 18 after ten hours’ trip.
The abutment began installation from 5:30 on June 20. There are six steps, namely, sling lifting, abutment lifting, pier counterpoint, precision adjustment and sling dismantling.
Translated and edited by Nessy Liu. Photos from http://www.hzmb.org.