China opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel for public

Highlights:

  • This bridge primarily connects Hong Kong and Zhuhai.
  • China opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge and tunnel for public.
  • The longest sea bridge was opened to public on 24 October 2018
  • The entire length of this super structure is 55 km and it is thus the longest fixed link on the Earth. 
  • This bridge is officially called the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB). 
  • It was opened to the public after its inauguration a day earlier by Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
  • The HZM Bridge connects Hong Kong with Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta. The governments of mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau contributed in this mammoth project that cost around USD$ 20 billion.
  •  This project is primarily a bridge-tunnel system cnsisting of a series of three cable-stayed bridges and one undersea tunnel, as well as two artificial islands. 
  • The undersea tunnel ensures ships to pass unhindered.o