Hong Kong mega bridge set to open

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/04/16/17/06/worlds-longest-sea-bridge-from-hong-kong-to-china-due-to-open

The world’s longest cross-sea bridge – linking mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau – will soon be open to traffic.

The 55-kms megastructure is one of China’s most ambitious engineering projects and is made of 380,000 tonnes of steel – enough to build 60 Eiffel Towers, reports the UK Telegraph.

The first cars are due to start crossing in the middle of the year, in what planners hope will herald a mass migration to China’s cities.

Over the next decade, authorities want to encourage 250 million people to move into China’s growing cities.

Improved infrastructure and transport is a key part of that strategy.

But even by China’s standards, the mega bridge is a grandiose project and its engineers have had to overcome immense challenges over eight years of construction.

Two artificial islands created around 100 huge steel cylinders had to be installed because of the soft – and in parts deep – sea floor.

And more than six kilometres of undersea tunnels had to be built to ensure the free flow of ships sailing from Hong Kong – one of the world’s busiest ports.

At its height, 14,000 workers and 300 ships were engaged with the project – which according to Chinese media cost $15billion (AUD$19b).

About 40,000 vehicles a day are expected to cross the bridge daily when it opens but it pedestrians and cyclists will not be allowed on it.

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completion dates..coincide with?

“The world’s longest cross-sea bridge – linking mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau – will soon be open to traffic.”

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~ by seeker401 on April 20, 2018.

7 Responses to “Hong Kong mega bridge set to open”

  1. Beijing increases its grip on Hong Kong.

    “Over the next decade, authorities want to encourage 250 million people to move into China’s growing cities.”

    Who’s longing Chinese real estate?

  2. Carbon Copy-The Return Part 1by Nicholson1968

    start at 21:50 The TED Talk if you don’t want to watch the biblical aspect of what is happening
    This is what ‘they’ are doing these architects and never-ending ‘creators’

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