The tunnel runs between two artificial islands, each measuring one million square feet (100,000 square meters) and situated in relatively shallow waters. Japan's Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge spans 2.43 miles and connects the city of Kobe to Awaji Island. It is a road-rail bridge over the Yangtze River in Chongqing, with a total length of 1,741 meters. PHILIP FONG/AFP/AFP/Getty Images. PHOTO: In a statement, the Highways Department told CNN that seven workers had died, and 275 had been injured, while working on Hong Kong’s link road and boundary crossing facility. The Beipanjiang Suspension Bridge soars a terrifying 1,854 feet above a river in southwest China's Guizhou province. The breathtaking Millau Viaduct Bridge in southwestern France, designed by English architect Norman Foster and completed in 2004, measures 1,125 feet at its tallest point. Why do we need this extra project?”. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images. Crossing the bridge will cost locals $2.60; an exorbitant amount of money by Mozambican standards. China builds world’s longest bridge across the sea Yesterday China opened the world’s longest bridge across the sea , connecting Hong Kong with Macau on the mainland. It remains to be seen if the boost to connectivity will elevate China’s Greater Bay Area to new heights, and how much further it will bring Hong Kong and Macau into China’s powerful embrace. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge was lit up in Hong Kong on Monday, days before opening for public use. China To Build Indonesia’s Longest Bridge In North Kalimantan. “The steel structures were manufactured in a workshop in Shanghai and then transported to the site by ship,” Gao tells CNN. China builds the world’s longest bridge over the sea in 2018 Xi Jinping, the president of China, has inaugurated the world’s longest bridge over the sea.The numbers needed to build it are incredible; a budget of 20 billion dollars, 400 thousand tons of steel, and 9 years to build it. Critics have also questioned the environmental and human toll and the immense financial cost of the project. China's giant "Bridge of Death" attempts to push Hong Kong closer to mainland China. PHOTO: Hong Kong’s total bill exceeds $9 billion. A guard stands in front of toll booths at the Zhuhai entrance to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is a central plank in China’s master plan to develop its own Greater Bay Area – a region it hopes will develop to rival the bay areas of San Francisco, New York and Tokyo in terms of technological innovation and economic success. Marcos Chan, head of research for commercial real estate consultancy CBRE Hong Kong, Southern China and Taiwan, says the region is already very vibrant and economically productive. This will be built by Chinese firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) after it signed a deal with the country to design and build the bridge. But this bridge is very visible … you can see it from the plane when you fly in to Hong Kong, and it’s breathtaking,” says Mo. Gao Xinglin, assistant director and senior engineer at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority, meets us half way along. Construction workers put the finishing touches to a section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge in Zhuhai. Cars will drive on the right along the Chinese sections of the bridge, and switch to the left in Hong Kong and Macau, to match the driving styles in each city. The speed limit on the bridge has been set at 62 miles (100 kilometers) an hour. See what potential user​s think of the project. At a cost of US$49 million, Ethiopia is set to build its longest bridge. PHOTO: The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will connect a relatively small city on the Chinese mainland with the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3, Chinese companies to build longest bridge over water in Brazil. When the cover of the Hartland Bridge -- which crosses the Saint John River in New Brunswick, Canada -- was built in 1921, it attracted controversy. We already get more tourists than the whole of the UK.” In 2016, Hong Kong welcomed 56.7 million tourist arrivals, whereas the UK received 37.6 million overseas visitors. © 2020 Cable News Network. PHOTO: PHOTO: Construction workers building a road in Macau that will connect the territory to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. In a few months’ time, this empty ocean highway will be filled with cars, buses, trucks and lorries, zipping between China, Hong Kong and Macau. Called the world's longest cross-sea project, the bridge … “At present, the economic distribution is very uneven between the Pearl River Delta’s east and west coasts,” says Chan adding that, “the cities on the eastern side such as Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan are more economically developed than cities on the western side including Zhuhai, Jiangmen and Zhongshan.”. A consortium of construction companies formed under the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), CCCC South America Regional Company, and China Railway 20 Bureau Group Corporation have signed an agreement with the state of Bahia, Brazil to build the longest cable sea bridge in Brazil that will link the city of Salvador to the island of Itaparica. Also called the Pearl Bridge, because it is said to resemble a beautiful string of pearls, the bridge is lit up in different seasonal or festive colors throughout the year. A structural frame was created using 120 giant, hollow, steel cylinders, each one 165 feet (50 meters) high (equivalent to an 17-story building) and weighing 550 tons – about the same as an Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger jet. The bridge is not the only cross-border development underway. Verification email has been resent. According to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority over 4,000 vessels – everything from passenger ferries to container ships – cruise its waters every day. That’s where the bridge comes in. The speed limit has been set at 62 miles (100 kilometers) an hour, and it has been decided that cars will drive on the right along the Chinese sections of the bridge, and switch to the left in Hong Kong and Macau, to match the driving styles in each city. The Maputo-Catembe Bridge straddles the Indian Ocean inlet of the Espirito Santo estuary, hovering 60 metres above the azure waters below. The Chinese firm secured the project to build the Bahir Dar Abay Bridge by placing an offer, which was 15.3% higher than the engineer’s estimates. “The relevant requirements on occupational safety are included in the contract provisions of the public works contracts … Highways Department has also required contractors to strictly implement the safety measures.”. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge under construction. Zhuhai, sometimes referred to as China’s Florida on account of its balmy climate and lush vegetation, is a family-friendly destination. As we are buffeted by a strong wind, the tough conditions his construction crew experienced, as they perched on precarious platforms, working miles from land and high over the water, are evident. A spokesman at Hong Kong’s Transport and Housing Bureau told CNN that Hong Kong spent an additional $4.57 billion on its Boundary Crossing Facilities, and $3.19 billion on a link road from the main bridge to the boundary crossing. A spokesperson for Hong Kong’s Highways Department said: “The locations and alignments of the … infrastructure are carefully determined to avoid the Chinese white dolphin’s major active areas. “The bridge is a waste of money,” says Claudia Mo, an independent lawmaker who supports greater democracy in Hong Kong. Once the bridge is open, tourists – both from China and other countries – will be able to travel from Hong Kong’s airport to Macau and the mainland in about 45 minutes. While the true need for the bridge is disputed, it is undeniably an extraordinary feat of engineering. Since then, those records have been surpassed by numerous other bridges but with 10 million camera-toting visitors a year, the Golden Gate Bridge is by far the most photographed. Library of Congress, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point, 4.5 times the amount in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Spanning the Lianjiang River in Guangdong Province, the structure has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. The bridge is also intended to boost tourism. PHOTO: Although the bridge is an engineering marvel, its construction has been dogged by controversy. At 1,282 feet long, it is both the world's longest covered bridge and a National Historic Site of Canada. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge runs alongside Hong Kong's international airport -- the busiest cargo airport in the world. Environmental groups including WWF and the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, for example, have argued that its construction has further endangered Hong Kong’s beleaguered population of Chinese white dolphins. Please click the button below to agree to our Terms and Conditions and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. Krämerbrücke -- "Merchant's Bridge" --located in Erfurt, Germany, is a stone arch bridge dating back to 1325. 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