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Longest cross-sea bridge opens in Qingdao

China opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge on July 1. The Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge spans the Jiaozhou Bay of Qingdao in East China's Shandong province. A 9-kilometre undersea tunnel, also linking downtown Qingdao with Huangdao was...

July 25, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

China opened the world’s longest cross-sea bridge on July 1. The Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge spans the Jiaozhou Bay of Qingdao in East China’s Shandong province. A 9-kilometre undersea tunnel, also linking downtown Qingdao with Huangdao was opened the same day.

The eight-lane bridge is 44.5 kilometres long, connecting the city of Qingdao to its economic district of Huangdao, which was one of the first Economic and Development zones approved in the early 1980s.

The bridge cost $2.3 billion to build and began construction in May 2007.

The previous record-holder for the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world was also in East China: the 36-kilometre long Hangzhou Bay bridge between Jiaxing and Ningbo in Zhejiang province.

At 13 kilometres, Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island and New Brunwick is 39th on the list of the world’s longest bridges according to the Guinness Book of Records/Wikipedia. However it is the longest bridge over ice in winter.

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_bridges_in_the_world


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