World’s Longest Sea Bridge Opens In China

The longest sea bridge in the world has been opened to traffic in China.

Qingdao Haiwan Bridge on sea water

Qingdao Haiwan Bridge is 26.4 mile in length and links the centre of the port city of Qingdao in Eastern China’s Shandong Province with the district of Huangdao. It is almost three(3) miles longer than the previous record holder, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway from the American state of Louisiana.

It will now take between 20 to 30 minutes for people to travel from Qingdao to Huangdao — which would otherwise take a few hours.

The bridge is another engineering marvel by the Chinese and reveals recent advances made by Chinese engineering.

Top 10 World’s Longest Bridges

Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge, China (rail): 102.4 miles

Tianjin Grand Bridge, China (rail): 70.6 miles

Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge, China (rail): 49.5 miles

Bang Na Expressway, Thailand (road): 33.5 miles

Beijing Grand Bridge, China (rail): 29.9 miles

Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, China (road) – longest bridge over water: 26.4 miles

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, USA (road): 23.8 miles

Manchac Swamp bridge, USA (road): 22.8 miles

Yangcun Bridge, China (rail): 22.2 miles

Hangzhou Bay Bridge, China (road): 22.1 miles

[via Telegrapgh]