May 10, 2011

World's longest cross-sea bridge 2011

World's longest cross-sea bridge to open in June

JINAN (China): Qingdao Bay Bridge in east China's Shandong Province, the world's longest cross-sea bridge, is expected to open to traffic in June, sources with the bridge's construction headquarters said Monday.

The road over the bridge is scheduled to be completed in 10 days, reported Xinhua news agency quoted an engineer as saying.

The construction of the bridge has so far cost nearly 9 billion yuan (RM4.2bil), accounting for 94% of the budget, he said.

The bridge, linking the urban district of the port city Qingdao to its Huangdao district, is 41.58km long.

The bridge will shorten the route between the two centers by 30km, cutting travel time down to around 20 minutes.

China started research and planning work for the project eight years ago, with construction work beginning in 2007.

Currently, the longest cross-sea bridge in use in the world is the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge in New Orleans, the United States, which is around 38.4km long.

Prior to the Qingdao Bay Bridge, the longest sea bridge in China was the 36km long Hangzhou Bay Cross-sea Bridge that connects the cities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province.
-Bernama




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4 comments:

Rose said...

Wow!!

Arief Arf said...

imagine a tsunami or an earthquake.

Coffee Girl said...

sedangkan Penang Bridge lagilah tremor, inikan lagi jambatan China. r u by any chance... ehem... planning to go to China soon? hehe

lvynana said...

Rose: amazing rite, wish we have one Kuching-JB bridge :)

Arief: Kalau tsunami, org kat darat pun akan kena, kalau earthquake london-paris eurostar to lagi teruk impact nyer kot.

Coffee: Kamek sanggup gik merasa tremor drpd jam sampe 10 hari (rekod di China).
Mmg ada hati mok pegi China, tp bukan dalam masa terdekat kot, masih byk rintangan $ gik ;)