2015.12.13 | 清風街天橋 tsing fung street flyover
hong kong’s cityscape is so intense and rich. due to the lack of flat land and the huge population, this place is the best interpretation of vertical development. multi-storey buildings are best to provide more working and living spaces. dramatic effects add in from intruding constructions like flyovers and elevated footbridge and highways.
i simply get excited riding on these ‘flying paths’ no matter how many times i am on the same bus routes.
tsing fung street flyover is one familiar bridge i visit fairly often. it starts from a relatively wide road (queen’s road east). it quickly takes a turn and zoom into a narrow space sandwiched by old residential buildings along tsing fung street. even though there are only some brief seconds, i always hungrily peep into people’s homes on both side. the journey can end sooner for certain bus lines. the highlight of the shorter journey would be the outdoor swimming pool of the victoria park in the past. these days the view is much less attractive due to the construction sites around.
tsing fung street flyover was proposed in 1966 to coincide with the building of the then the newly reclaimed waterfront road (gloucester road). it started running on february 11 1972.