清風街天橋 tsing fung street flyover

2015.12.13 | 清風街天橋  tsing fung street flyover

香港的城市風貌很豐富,(平)地少人多的環境造就層次多密度高的城市與街道風光。

市區的基本就是多層大廈,體現直立式的發展模式;插入式的建築,增添神來之筆。從前是天橋,近年是高架的公路或行人通道,在這個城市到處都是。

對這些神奇通道,我永不厭倦。每次乘著巴士,準備駛上清風街天橋,都會莫名緊張起來。因為每個「鏡頭」一瞬消逝,而且劇情處處高潮。上橋起點是大馬路,兜個彎兩旁就是緊貼橋面的舊式住宅,我總是盡量偷看人家家裡的擺設。偶然在冬季的晚上,還會看到人家在天台燒烤。說時遲那時快,幾秒間視線又開闊了,從前最喜歡觀賞維園泳池的風景,如今風光不同了。

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 flyover dec2015

小知識(資料來源:《 香港巴士大典》、《華僑日報》)

因應灣仔新填地海傍大道(即今告士打道外道)的闢建,政府於1966年提出於清風街上空興建行車天橋,11月18日刊憲。1972年2月11日通車,是為本港第三座行車天橋。

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.

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