China is going to inaugurate the world’s longest sea bridge – interfacing the three cities of Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau – next month. Last arrangements are reported to be finished and the bridge will be open after official inauguration.
The 55-kilometer sea bridge has six lanes and has four tunnels and four artificial islands. It is reported for that the steel used in the construction could have been used to make 60 Eiffel Towers.
Development started in 2011 and was required to be finished inside five years. In any case, various postponements because of accidents, permissions and charges of corruption. Regardless, the about US 2 billion dollar-bridge is currently set to open for vehicles and would cut travel time fundamentally between the three cities.
It is estimated that more than 40,000 vehicles would use of the sea bridge once it is operational and that there would be a bus service benefit too – running in interval of 10 minutes.
With the extension, China is hoping to bring the three cities closer to the territory. It will give financial and political benefits for Beijing.