In China opened the longest bridge in the world, which will stand for 120 years

The total bridge length is 55 kilometers, China has opened the longest bridge in the world.

У Китаї відкрили найдовший міст у світі, який простоїть 120 років

In southern China opened the longest sea bridge linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. About the opening of the bridge was announced by the head of China XI Jinping, informs Rus.Media.

The total length of the bridge is 55 miles.

Its construction began in 2009. The bridge was to pass in 2016, but as a result of the revision of the budget, adverse weather conditions, and accidents construction was delayed.

The bridge has a complex structure: its surface part has a length of 22.9 kilometers, it consists of an underwater tunnel (6.7 kilometres), several artificial Islands and border checkpoints, which are necessary in connection with the relations between China, Macau and Hong Kong.

The bridge is made of steel, it weighs over 400 tons. It is designed for a lifespan up to 120 years and can withstand strong Typhoon and earthquake up to eight points.

The appearance of the bridge will allow to shorten the path for cars and trucks with the same 4.5 hours to less than an hour and significantly strengthen ties between the special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau (Aomen) and the industrial province of Guangdong, where Zhuhai is located.

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