Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge connected

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge connected

This is the moment workers connected the two sides of the world’s longest sea bridge – seven years after building first began.

The last steel box girder was installed for the crossing on Wednesday, which spans the estuary of the Pearl River connecting Hong Kong and China.

The project, called Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is 14 miles long and also includes an underwater tunnel.

Construction of the Y-shaped bridge began in 2009 at a cost of 100 billion yuan ($15billion).

And when the bridge opens to traffic, it will shorten the distance between Hong Kong, Zhuhau and Macao.

It will officially open in 2017 with most of the work beforehand taking place at night when the temperature is cooler.

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Construction workers have finally laid the final steel stretch of the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao bridge linking Hong Kong with China

Building on the bridge project started seven years ago in 2009 with construction of the crossing estimated to have cost $15million

Building on the bridge project started seven years ago in 2009 with construction of the crossing estimated to have cost $15million

A construction worker welds together one of the final steel plates that was laid to connect the two sides of the Macao bridge sea crossing

A construction worker welds together one of the final steel plates that was laid to connect the two sides of the Macao bridge sea crossing

The crossing means that the travelling time between both China and Hong Kong will be considerably reduced when it opens to traffic

The crossing means that the travelling time between both China and Hong Kong will be considerably reduced when it opens to traffic

The bridge will officially open in 2017 with most of the work beforehand taking place at night when the temperature is cooler.

The bridge will officially open in 2017 with most of the work beforehand taking place at night when the temperature is cooler.

Now the initial construction of the bridge has been completed, workers will now start to lay the tarmac for the roads and pavements

Now the initial construction of the bridge has been completed, workers will now start to lay the tarmac for the roads and pavements

The project links the southern economic hub of Guangdong province to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao

The project links the southern economic hub of Guangdong province to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macaoi

 

 

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge connected

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