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Friday, July 01, 2011

Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge: The longest cross-sea bridge of the world

The Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge has made a record of being the longest cross-sea bridge of the world. This world’s longest bridge is located at China. It helps to make a connection between the port city of Qingdao and the offshore island of Huangdao.

The length of the bridge is 26.4 miles (41.58-km). It is an eight-lane bridge which helps to connect the urban district of the city to its Huangdao district.

It costs 14.8 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) to complete its construction. Construction started in May 2007 and it was built in four years. It was opened on Thursday. But for the authorities and experts, it took more than 17 years to finish the exploration, planning, design and bidding for the project.

It will play an important role in the economy of China. Because of the bridge, the route between the two centers will be shortened by 30 km. It doesn’t only shorten the distance but also cut travel time from more than 40 minutes to about 20 minutes. Deputy Director of the city's traffic management committee, Han Shouxin, told this information.

Prior to this, the longest cross-sea bridge was Hangzhou Bay Cross-sea Bridge. It is 36-km-long and it connected the cities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province.

If people want to see photos of this bridge they can watch the below link-

http://izismile.com/2011/07/01/the_longest_sea_bridge_in_the_world_14_pics_1_video.html

If anyone wants to watch the video, they can visit the below link-

http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2011/06/china-opens-worlds-longest-bridge-would-you-cross-if-you-came-to-it/

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