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
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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