World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

News by:
  • 2
    Shares

Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.

Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.

The bridge cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and should have opened in 2016.

Construction has been dogged by safety issues – at least 18 workers have died on the project, officials say.