The Great Bridge Of China

Jul 12 2011 @ 8:00am

by Chris Bodenner

An incredible news item we missed over the long holiday weekend:

China is now home to the world's longest sea bridge. The 26-mile Jiaozhou Bay bridge, which was built over the course of four years for $1.5 billion, links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao, according to the AP (the previous record-holder was the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana). It is supported by more than 5,000 pillars, is expected to carry more than 30,000 cars per day, and opened for traffic on Thursday. China, which is already home to seven of the world's ten lengthiest bridges…

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