Being a structural engineer I found this truly spectacular. Couldn’t resist the urge to show you yet another engineering feat — Truly amazing!! Njoy!!! (Source: personal email)
World’s longest sea bridge opens in China… (but don’t think about crossing it on foot, it’s the length of a marathon)
- At 26.4 miles long, it is five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais
China has opened the world’s longest cross-sea bridge – which stretches five miles further than the distance between Dover and Calais.
The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long and links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao.
The road bridge, which is 110ft wide and is the longest of its kind, cost nearly £1billion to build.
A bridge over misty waters: The immense £1billion structure which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars stretches for 24 miles along China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island Huangdao
Engineering feat: The vast bridge, the largest cross-ocean bridge in the world, cost £960million and took four years to build
Lengthy: The bridge stretches into the distance further than the eye can see and right, the first few cars roll out across the surface
Open road: Drivers pass through the mist as they make some of the first passes over the 110ft wide bridge which is longer than any others of its kind
Don’t keep me hanging: The suspension beams form an imposing sight as the reach through the clouds and look down upon colourful flags marking the bridge’s grand opening
Record breaker: The Qingdao Jiaozhou bay bridge, spanning 26.4 miles between Qingdao and Huangdao, will open for traffic today
Impressive: Testing on the bridge was completed on Monday and it is expected to be opened to traffic for the first time today
A driver’s dream: Twenty-four miles of fresh untouched tarmac stretch from Qingdao to Hungdao
Now how about that? That’s why I love structures!!!