China has recently opened the longest cross-sea bridge in the world that stretches five miles more than the distance between Calais and Dover—the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge.
With a length of 26.4 miles, this bridge connects the eastern port city of Qingdao to the island of Huangdao. This eleven-foot road bridge is the longest of its kind, which costs almost £1 billion to build.
This 24-mile road from Qingdao to Hungdao is definitely every driver’s dream.
This bridge built over misty waters is supported by over 5,000 pillars.
To build the largest cross-ocean bridge on the planet, a budget of £960 million is needed. It also took four years to construct this.
According to reports, the bridge, as well as the undersea tunnel, already passed construction appraisal. It was opened for the public last week.
This bridge, which took four years to build, is about three miles longer than the previous record holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.
This lengthy bridge is definitely a record breaker as it spans 26.4 miles between Qingdao and Huangdao.
The photo below shows the first-ever vehicle to pass through the toll station. The owner then received applause from the staff and crew.
When the 110-foot-wide bridge opened, drivers passed through the mist.
Cars are expected to pay a certain amount as they pass through the toll gates in order to raise revenue for the maintenance of the £1 billion bridge. This one-of-a-kind piece of engineering features two bridges running side-by-side, which are 23.87 miles long.
There were two separate groups of workers who worked on its construction from different ends, starting in 2006. After the two ends were connected on December 22, an engineer said, “The computer models and calculations are all very well, but you can’t relax until the two sides are bolted together.
Learn more about this bridge through the video below.
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