Friday, 26 October 2018 16:00

World's longest sea bridge opens

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A $20-billion bridge connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai opened this week, marking the completion of the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built, nine years after construction began. The bridge is 55 km long and with 6.7 km of it consisting of an undersea tunnel, equivalent to the height of 60 Eiffel Towers. The mega-structure is supported by three cable-stayed bridges and designed to withstand typhoon-force winds of up to 340 km an hour.  The bridge will shorten the driving time from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai from four hours to just 45 minutes, as well as halving the commuting time between the ports.

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