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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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