The world's longest sea bridge
22.09.2008 34 °C
When the Hangzhou Bay Bridge opened in May 08 I was keen to travel on it. I have only had one opportunity and it was dark by the time we reached the bridge last weekend. However, a spectacular lightening show enabled us to see a little bit more of the bridge. One day I must go in daylight.
It is described as one of the masterpieces of modern architecture. It is an s-shaped stayed-cable bridge with six lanes in both direction linking Ningbo’s Cixi county at the southern end of the bay, and Jiaxing to the north. It certainly reduces the travel time for those folk from the Ningbo area wanting to travel to Shanghai and the other places in the north of the province of Zhejiang.
It is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world – being 36 kilometers long. Even in the dark we were able to see some of the spectacular bridge work.
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