World's longest cross-sea project: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge! Check amazing photos

Oct 23, 2018, 18:53 PM IST
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China has once again presented an amazing example of engineering in the form of the world's longest cross-sea project - the 'Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge'. It is a  mammoth 55 kilometers in length! It is going to connect east and west sides of the Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea and even goes under the sea! Here are all the details:

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

4 Lakh tonnes of steel has been used in this dual 3 lane bridge and it can sustain an 8-degree earthquake on Richter scale. Photo: Reuters

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The distance between the Hong Kong International Airport and Zhuhai would be reduced by 4 hours to 45 minutes through this bridge. Photo: Reuters

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The bridge is divided into two parts first above the sea level which lies on 22.9 kilometers of wire, while the 6.7 kilometers is under the sea at the depth of 44 meters. Photo: Reuters

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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The construction of this bridge began on December 15, 2009. According to official figures, the cost of construction of this bridge has reached $ 17.3 billion. Before the construction, it was estimated to pass 33,000 vehicles per day, but in 2006, this estimate was reduced to 29,000 vehicles per day. Photo: Reuters

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