When it comes to superlatives, China always manages to be on top of its game. This time, it’s a sea bridge. World’s longest sea bridge The route linking Hong Kong and Macau to the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to open this weekend.
A towering symbol of the Greater Bay Area, the 34-mile (about 54 km) bridge over the Pearl River Delta will connect Zhuhai, Hong Kong, Macau and 11 other cities along the route. Travel time between cities will be much longer Reduced from 3 hours to 30 minutes. Planning a shopping trip from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is now easier!
While China already has the world’s longest bridge (Danyang Kunshan Grand Bridge), the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge, the world’s longest sea bridge, will be another engineering feat.
The construction of the bridge took nine years to complete due to repeated delays. But as the saying goes ‘better late than never’. However, private vehicles will require special permits to cross the bridge while public transport is also not allowed.
Then how will you commute?
The authorities will start a shuttle bus service which will cost you around $8-$43 (INR 590-4,300) for a one-way journey. A private car permit will cost around $21 (INR 1,544).
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World’s Longest Sea Bridge: Engineering Deets
- The world’s longest sea bridge has been built withstand hurricanes and earthquakes Of magnitude 8.0. (Wow! Is it made from Ambuja cement! LOL)
- About this 400,000 tons of steel This bridge includes a bridge that is 4.5 times larger than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
- The distance is 6.7 km submerged tunnel To avoid busy shipping paths on the Pearl River Delta.
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While Hong Kong is already a popular tourist destination and Macau is a gambling hub, this architectural marvel gives you all the more reason to plan a great trip to Hong Kong with your friends or family soon.