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Last Updated : Oct 23, 2018 08:00 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

World’s longest bridge connecting Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai to open on October 24

The world's longest bridge, which includes a 6.7 km tunnel, will be inaugurated by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to inaugurate Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on October 23, which will open to the public a day later. (Image: Reuters)
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is likely to inaugurate Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on October 23, which will open to the public a day later. (Image: Reuters)

The record-breaking transport link connecting the three regions is 55km long, including a 6.7 km under water tunnel. (Image: Reuters)
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The record-breaking transport link connecting the three regions is 55km long, including a 6.7 km under water tunnel. (Image: Reuters)

It is considered an engineering marvel and one of the largest man-made structures on Earth. (Image: Reuters)
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It is considered an engineering marvel and one of the largest man-made structures on Earth. (Image: Reuters)

The bridge includes a 6.7-km tunnel under the Pearl River estuary that is connected via two artificial islands. (Image: Reuters)
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The bridge includes a 6.7-km tunnel under the Pearl River estuary that is connected via two artificial islands. (Image: Reuters)

It will reduce travel time from Hong Kong to Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai from a 1 hour 30 minute ferry journey to a 30-minute bus ride. (Image: Reuters)
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It will reduce travel time from Hong Kong to Macau and the Chinese city of Zhuhai from a 1 hour 30 minute ferry journey to a 30-minute bus ride. (Image: Reuters)

The bridge can withstand monster gales with speed of up to 360km/h and has a lifespan of over 100 years. (Image: Reuters)
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The bridge can withstand monster gales with speed of up to 360km/h and has a lifespan of over 100 years. (Image: Reuters)

Construction of the multibillion-dollar bridge began in December 2009 and a majority of the work was complete by mid-2017. (Image: Reuters)
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Construction of the multibillion-dollar bridge began in December 2009 and a majority of the work was complete by mid-2017. (Image: Reuters)

Hong Kong has splurged $15.3 billion on the project, but the total cost of the bridge is not known. (Image: Reuters)
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Hong Kong has splurged $15.3 billion on the project, but the total cost of the bridge is not known. (Image: Reuters)

A one-way bus ride to Macau from Hong Kong will cost $15.30 per person, and cars would have to pay a toll of $22 for each trip. (Image: Reuters)
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A one-way bus ride to Macau from Hong Kong will cost $15.30 per person, and cars would have to pay a toll of $22 for each trip. (Image: Reuters)

A section consists of two 163-meter pylons that lift the bridge high enough for giant container ships to pass under it. (Image: Reuters)
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A section consists of two 163-meter pylons that lift the bridge high enough for giant container ships to pass under it. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Oct 23, 2018 07:50 am
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