Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens to traffic
Traffic has started flowing across the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, in China. The 34 mile Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge serves as a direct link between several major cities in south China and cuts down travel time between the locations. The Chinese government has presented the multi-billion-dollar bridge as an economic boost to the region. It connects the Asian financial center Hong Kong, gambling hub Macau and the manufacturing powerhouse in south China. Watch the video, above, to see why the bridge is an engineering feat – and why critics say it’s little more than a political white elephant. Follow Inkstone on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to the Inkstone Daily Bri
The world’s longest sea-crossing bridge opens to traffic
World’s longest sea bridge draws Hong Kong closer to China
The world’s longest sea bridge – an expensive, controversial project – has finally opened. President Xi Jinping on Tuesday inaugurated the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge, a multi-billion dollar project authorities say will facilitate the integration and development of southern China, the country’s most economically vibrant region. But for critics in Hong Kong, the bridge is a sign of the Communist Party’s growing influence in the city, where they say freedoms have dwindled due to Beijing’s tightening grip. Here are five things you need to know about the mega bridge. 1. It’s an engineering wonder The Y-shape bridge spans the mouth of the Pearl River in southern China. It is 1.4 times the leng
World’s longest sea bridge draws Hong Kong closer to China
China’s mega bridge is becoming a tourist spot
Tourists are flocking to Hong Kong’s traditional fishing village of Tai O. But they’re not there for the quieter pace of life: they’ve come to see China’s newest mega-project. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world, linking three cities in the Pearl River Delta. Though it’s not open to the public yet, there’s one way to see the bridge. Sightseeing tours are shipping out from Tai O to get close to the massive structure.
China’s mega bridge is becoming a tourist spot
China’s mega-bridge is ready
The world's longest sea bridge is finally ready for the public. The 34-mile-long, $18.4 billion mega infrastructure project has been plagued by delays and cost overruns. It links the Chinese city of Zhuhai with the semi-autonomous Chinese cities of Hong Kong and Macau, slashing drive times between the cities from three to four hours to just 30 minutes. The bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in the second half of this year.
China’s mega-bridge is ready
The curious case of the fake island and the wandering blocks
China has come under fire from the international community for building up artificial islands in disputed parts of the South China Sea. But it’s a Chinese-built island at home that has the city of Hong Kong in uproar. What’s the problem? A multibillion-dollar mega bridge linking Hong Kong to the neighboring cities of Macau and Zhuhai is sparking safety concerns. Aerial photos of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge showed interlocking concrete blocks placed around the edges of an artificial island – which connects the bridge to a tunnel – appeared to have drifted away from the island. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority, which manages the project, has dismissed as unfounded any worries
The curious case of the fake island and the wandering blocks