World’s longest sea bridge opens in China

China has yet again proved that no engineering feat is impossible. Be it a seemingly impossible river diversion project or a 26.4-mile long sea bridge, engineers in China appear ready to conquer any challenge. The 26.4 mile long Jiaozhou Bay Bridge was recently opened after four years of construction. This impressive structure connects China’s eastern port city o Oingdao to the offshore island Huangdao.

The structure

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is 42.5 kilometres (26.4 mi) long, making it according to Guinness World Records the world’s longest bridge over water (aggregate length) as of July 2011.  The structure is supported by 5,000 pillars stretching across 24 miles.

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