A quick look at World’s longest bridge connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai

The world’s longest bridge, which includes a 6.7 km tunnel, will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Here is the quick look at the World’s longest bridge connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai.

Top 10 Facts About The World’s Longest Bridge:

Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to inaugurate Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on October 23, which will open to the public a day later


The record-breaking transport link connecting the three regions is 55km long, including a 6.7 km under water tunnel


It is considered an engineering marvel and one of the largest man-made structures on Earth


The bridge includes a 6.7-km tunnel under the Pearl River estuary that is connected via two artificial islands


It will reduce travel time from Hong Kong to Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai from a 1 hour 30 minute ferry journey to a 30-minute bus ride


The bridge can withstand monster gales with speed of up to 360km/h and has a lifespan of over 100 years


Construction of the multibillion-dollar bridge began in December 2009 and a majority of the work was complete by mid-2017

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Hong Kong has splurged $15.3 billion on the project, but the total cost of the bridge is not known


A one-way bus ride to Macau from Hong Kong will cost $15.30 per person. Cars would have to pay a toll of $22 for each trip


A section consists of two 163-meter pylons that lift the bridge high enough for giant container ships to pass under it.


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