Skip to comments.China stretches the imagination with world's longest sea bridge
Posted on 12/16/2009 12:02:58 PM PST by GL of Sector 2814
China today announced it had begun construction of the world's longest sea bridge barely 18 months after opening the current record-holder.
The Y-shaped link between Hong Kong, Macau and China will be around 50km (31 miles) long in total, 35km of which will span the sea, said the state news agency Xinhua. Due to be completed by 2015, the 73bn yuan (£6.75bn) cost of the bridge will be shared by the authorities in the three territories.
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Now that's engineering! Too bad we aren't doing this sort of thing on on our turf anymore.
How long is the bridge between the Virginia mainland and that little spit of land stuck to Maryland?
Lets see how it holds up in a typhoon or two.
Wonder how they avoid the shoddy workmanship and contaminated materials Chinese companies are so famous for.
This sort of structure, poor quality construction will just fall down.
Isn’t that about $13 billion? It would cost over $100 billion if constructed in the US.
Had no idea there were that many private automobiles in China. Must be the holdover Hong Kong residents.
Give me the tremblies to contemplate driving over it;) LOL!!!
The Bridge-Tunnel project is a four-lane 20-mile-long vehicular toll crossing of the lower Chesapeake Bay. The facility carries US 13, the main north-south highway on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and provides the only direct link between Virginia’s Eastern Shore and south Hampton Roads, Virginia. The crossing consists of a series of low-level trestles interrupted by two approximately one-mile-long tunnels beneath Thimble Shoals and Chesapeake navigation channels.
Based on the number of traffic jams I was in on the mainland, there are millions upon millions.
How about a tunnel between Key West and Havana?
By the way, cool user name...
The Y-shaped link between Hong Kong, Macau and China will be around 50km (31 miles) long in total, 35km of which will span the seagive or take a quake...
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