Work on Pedestrian Piers on Bridge to Continue this Month
Construction of pedestrian piers along the side of the Shenzhen Bay Bridge in Nanshan will resume construction by the end of the month. Work on the piers has been suspended twice because of design issues and dispute with contractions is said to be completed by November.
A local Shenzhen company won the latest bidding to continue the work on the piers for more than 33 million yuan which is 3 million yuan more than the original cost. The costing increased due to new designs made that added minor changes that will ensure the safety of the pedestrians. The piers are part of the Shenzhen Bay Park and are allowing people to walk out to the bay. Work on the pier started last March of 2010 but was suspended to allow more inspection on the support poles of the Shenzhen Bay Bridge.
The city public works resumed work on the piers in December of 2011 after making several improvements in the construction plan, but work progressed slowly due to disputes with the contractor. Then work wad again suspended in September which left huge concrete pillars sitting by the bay. The latest construction plans will have one pier on each side of the Shenzhen Bay Bridge extending 250 meter over the water and parallel with the bridge.