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