World’s Longest Bridge

July 1st 2011 witnessed the historic opening of the world’s longest bridge; Jiaozhou Bay Bridge linking Qingdao to Huangdao Island. Spanning over an unimaginable 42.5 kilometers, China has shown the world once again that it has arrived on the global stage and looks poised to be a world leader in infra-structure engineering.

It is truly awesome. Imagine the bridge is enough to run a full marathon from start to finish, end to end.

Coming in the near future will be a bridge linking Hong Kong to Macau. Now that is expected to be 80 kilometers long. What’s next?

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8 Responses to World’s Longest Bridge

  1. gina says:

    Better not show this to our politicians.. later they replace mega tower with mega bridge from west to east malaysia!

  2. asme says:

    There are plans I believe for a bridge link to Sulawesi, homeland of the Bugis.

  3. Shorthorse says:

    Soon there’ll be a new venue for a marathon…… And it can be done solely along the bridge … Awesome!

  4. Shorthorse says:

    Care to sign up??? ……

  5. Gina says:

    I think they do plan to link to indonesia.. as if illegals in this country are not enough!

  6. newdelhihotels123 says:

    Nice post. I want to go a non stop drive on this bridge.

  7. asme says:

    That’s a nice wish. It would be nice to be able to walk the entire length of the bridge.

  8. Donghai Bridge (literally “East Sea Grand Bridge”) is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world and the longest bridge in Asia. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometers (20.2 miles) and connects Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. Most of the bridge is a low-level viaduct. There are also cable-stayed sections to allow for the passage of large ships, largest with span of 420 m.

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