15
Dec

2011

Air Mule Express

Post by Julia

The Ngong Ping Cable Car in Hong Kong is known for several standout qualities. The system has glass floor “Crystal Cabins” and travels over Tung Chung Bay and Lantau Island.

But a lesser known story involves the construction of the system.

Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong, known as “the lungs of Hong Kong”. Because much of the island is designated as a national park, one can imagine that the any type of infrastructure construction would need to be done with extreme care and minimal environmental impact.

So what’s the best way to cart construction material over rough terrain without trampling down a rain forest for roads or tractors?

CC Image by Flickr user mudmucks

As it turns out, MTR Corporation flew in six Canadian mules to help haul the material.

Don’t worry, the heaviest equipment came by helicopter.



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