China World's Longest Sea Bridge released

China World's Longest Sea Bridge released

Qingdao : China | Jan 01, 2011 at 8:42 PM PST
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Qingdao Bridge of China.

China has world's longest sea bridge, which revealed a huge stretches 26.4 miles - five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais and longer than a marathon, reports Daily Mail, London.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, completed earlier this week, links the main urban area of Qingdao city, east China's Shandong province, in Huangdao district, straddling the Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.

The bridge, which lasted four years and cost a cool £ 5.5billion to build, will be open for use in the new year and almost three miles longer than the previous record holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.That structure features two bridges walk side and is 23.87 miles (38.42 km) long.

The three-way Qingdao Haiwan Bridge is an amazing 174 times longer than London's Tower Bridge across the Thames - and shave 19 miles off the drive from Qingdao to Huangdao.Two individual groups of workers are building the various ends of the structure since 2006 . And they were relieved when all the bridges connected properly, they managed to do on December 22.

An engineer comments: "The computer models and calculations are all very good, but you can not really relax until the two sides screwed together." Even a few inches from a disaster would have been "With a total length of 42.58 km. the route between Qingdao and Huangdao will be shortened by 30km, cutting travel time by about 20 minutes.

However, the colossal structure to set the record as the longest sea bridge takes only a few years - and it will be surpassed by another Chinese bridge in the coming December decade.Last Officials Announced workers began construction of a bridge to southern Link Guangdong Province with Hong Kong and Macau.

Set to be completed in 2016, officials say that the £ 6.5billion bridge span nearly 50 kilometers (30 miles).

"With a convenient and rapid transportation, financial, Hong Kong tourism, trade and logistics and professional services can be better integrated with the Pearl River Delta and surrounding areas," said Donald Tsang, Hong Kong Chief Executive.

The bridge will be a six-lane highway that can handle up to magnitude 8.0 earthquakes, strong hurricanes and the impact of 300,000 ton vessel, said Zhu Yong Ling, one of the officials leading the project.

Even when constructed that the structure will be overshadowed by the longest bridge in the world, including in China. The Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, also Chinese, has an amazing 102 miles in length.

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