1. This is world’s longest sea crossing being built by China which can also withstand typhoons. Watch video!

This is world’s longest sea crossing being built by China which can also withstand typhoons. Watch video!

China is building a 50km bridge to Hong Kong. Called the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the work on it is almost finished

By: | Updated: April 27, 2017 1:10 PM
Longest sea crossing in the world, it will reduce the time of a 4-hour car journey between the three cities to 45 minutes, according to World Economic Forum video.

China is building a 50km bridge to Hong Kong. Called the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, the work on it is almost finished. Longest sea crossing in the world, it will reduce the time of a 4-hour car journey between the three cities to 45 minutes, according to World Economic Forum video. The bridge spans the Pearl River Delta and links Hing Kong to Macau and Zhuhai. With this bridge, China aims to promote integration in the region. This bridge can be also called an engineering marvel as this project is made to resist typhoons and tidal waves. It also has a submerged tunnel between two artificial islands to allow for ships to pass. And the good news is that it is expected to open by the end of the year.

The Construction of the Y-shaped bridge began in 2009 at a cost of 100 billion yuan ($15billion). According to the Telegraph, the project was criticised as unnecessarily expensive, but officials said it was expected to create economic benefits of more than £3.5 billion during its first 20 years. It is also hoped the construction will help transform the Pearl River Delta into a modern export and services hub as it seeks to move away from its traditional low-tech industries snapping together cheap products for Western consumers.

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