China Successfully Built World’s Longest Sea Bridge
Posted on January 11th, 2011 in China | No Comments » |
China have set a new world’s record of the construction of the world’s longest bridge over water in Qingdao. The bridge is built from the center of the booming port of Qingdao in eastern China to the suburb of Huangdao.
The bridge stretches 26.4 miles long and is designed to withstand a earthquake of 8 magnitude and tropical typhoons with winds up to 125mph.
The entire project cost roughly $8.5 billion and took just four years to complete. The bridge has six-lane expressway that stretches from Qingdao to Huangdao and the Pearl River Delta city of Zhuhai. Their goal is to reduce travel times from four-and-a-half hours to just 40 minutes. The bridge is expected to carry over 30,000 cars per day when it becomes open to commuters later this year.
Linky via [telegraph]
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