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World's longest sea bridge opens in China
MailOnLine ^ | 30th June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 06/30/2011 10:02:56 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666

China has opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge - which stretches five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais.

The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao.

The road bridge, which is 110ft wide and is the longest of its kind, cost nearly £1billion to build.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: bridge; china; marathon
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1 posted on 06/30/2011 10:03:01 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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I was in Shanghai last week. They’ve put their entire freeway system 60 feet in the air. Hundreds of miles of it. Astonishing.


2 posted on 06/30/2011 10:04:54 AM PDT by DManA
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First good earthquake should take a big chunk out of it.....


3 posted on 06/30/2011 10:05:00 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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Amazing structure.


4 posted on 06/30/2011 10:05:04 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Remember when we used to build things like this, before the Globalist Free Traitors ruined America.


5 posted on 06/30/2011 10:05:46 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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AHHHHHH!!!!

Made in China?

I wouldn’t drive across it for all the Rice in China.


6 posted on 06/30/2011 10:06:02 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long

Where do I sign up for the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge Marathon?

7 posted on 06/30/2011 10:06:18 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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I wonder if they put the same skill in building that as they have in their rickety damns and fall apart products they sell us?


8 posted on 06/30/2011 10:07:22 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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It costs less than the bridge they want to build acrss the Columbia, but then it doesn’t have a bike trail, mass transit tracks or windmills.

Pray for America


9 posted on 06/30/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT by bray (Would the Country Club vote for Palin or Obama?)
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To: DManA
I was in Shanghai last week. They’ve put their entire freeway system 60 feet in the air. Hundreds of miles of it. Astonishing.

What could possibly go wrong?

10 posted on 06/30/2011 10:14:38 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

That bridge goes too far.


11 posted on 06/30/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: gimme1ibertee
First good earthquake should take a big chunk out of it.....

Actually, if you look into US history concerning infrastructure, you'll see many examples where structures collapsed. And without an earthquake :)

Ever hear of Galloping Gertie? :)

12 posted on 06/30/2011 10:16:37 AM PDT by ponder life
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ANd without any union workers!


13 posted on 06/30/2011 10:20:03 AM PDT by Always Independent
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Yeah, more impressive and 1/10 the cost of Boston’s Big Dig.


14 posted on 06/30/2011 10:22:52 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Lazlo in PA

probably, since a bridge collapse could mean a date with
a firing squad for the designers/builders..


15 posted on 06/30/2011 10:23:34 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: ponder life

The Tacoma Narrows Bridge?


16 posted on 06/30/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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17 posted on 06/30/2011 10:25:07 AM PDT by stormer
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That is a lot of room for a ship collision.


18 posted on 06/30/2011 10:26:48 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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19 posted on 06/30/2011 10:27:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge?

Yes, the one that collapsed in the (1930's, thereabouts) as a result of swaying in the winds.

20 posted on 06/30/2011 10:31:21 AM PDT by ponder life
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