More than 200 tests on concrete for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge were falsified by the contractor, according to Hong Kong media reports.
Highway officials, speaking with legislators from the neighbouring SAR, pointed out that 210 samples could be fake, with 203 locations on the bridge confirmed.
Those relating to stress-critical locations number 159, notes The Standard. Of these, 29 are in tunnels, 28 are on the bridge and 10 are in buildings, while 47 relate to other structures. Those in pylons underwater or on land amount to 45.
Speaking with the legislators, the Director of Highways Daniel Chung Kum-wah noted that, considering the 170,000 reports relating to the bridge, 210 falsified reports was a low figure, given the scale of the project.