The world’s longest bridge over sea water has opened in opened to general traffic on in China’s eastern coastal city of Qingdao. Jiaozhou Bay is located on the southern coast of the Shandong Peninsula in East China. It separates Huangdao District from Qingdao City and borders on two other cities, Jiaozhou and Jiaonan. The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, with a total length of 42.4 kilometres would easily cross the English Channel and is almost three miles longer than the previous record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in the American state of Louisiana. Built in just four years at a cost of 55.5 billion pounds, the sheer scale of the bridge reveals the advances made by Chinese engineers in recent years.

One Response to “World’s longest sea bridge opened in China”

  1. Christina Carabini
    3 July 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    …………………………..The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao China opened Thursday and is the worlds longest cross-sea bridge at 42 km. ………China has opened the worlds longest cross-sea bridge..The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 42 kilometres long and links Chinas eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island Huangdao..State-run CCTV says the 35-metre-wide bridge is the longest of its kind and cost about 1.5 billion Cdn..CCTV says the bridge passed construction appraisals on Monday and the bridge and an undersea tunnel opened to traffic on Thursday..It has taken four years to build the bridge which is supported by more than 5 000 pillars..According to the Guinness World Records book the previous record-holder for a bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.

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