Masonry Bridge of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir [1871- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Masonry Bridge of Pok Fu Lam Reservoir [1871- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1871-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)


Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap. 53) Antiquities and Monuments (Declaration of Monuments and Historical Buildings) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Notice 202

The Masonry Bridge is situated at the east end of the reservoir and carries Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road, which runs along the northern side of the reservoir. It spans the mouth of one of the feeder streams that run off the surrounding hillsides. It is built of granite and features an elegant semi-circular arch. The bridge is neatly finished with granite copings with chamfered margins and reticulated surfaces. The road surface on top of the bridge has been paved with cement. This bridge, together with the other four masonry bridges on Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road, provide not only indispensable linkage with the reservoir’s other waterworks facilities, but also the access for maintenance and visitation.

On May 13th, 2020, the bridge was declared to be a monument under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance (Cap. 53).

Addendum: four other masonry bridges along Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road had already been declared monuments in 2009, see here.. 


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Hi Klaus,

The marker needs to be a bit further west. If you look at this map above, then a short distance to the west you can see a stream crossing under the road, with a small pavilion to the right of the stream. The pavilion is the one shown in the photo above, and the point where the stream crosses under the road is this bridge.

(The bridge at the current position of the marker is the fourth bridge listed at

Regards, David

Hi David,

thank you for checking the location. When I set the marker, I intended to have it exactly where you indicated. Possibly I moved the mouse and its location changed. Anyway, the position is correct now.

Regards, Klaus

P.S. I have the feeling that the Antiquities and Monuments Office had some bad conscience about the destruction of some bridges of the Pokfulam Conduit which were much more impressive.