The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge: The World’s Longest Sea Bridge

From Freshome:

The world’s longest cross sea bridge has been revealed by China, proving once again how technology and economics are the strongest points of its economy. According to the Telegraph, the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge measures 26.4 miles (42.6 km) and links Qingdao city in China’s eastern Shandong province with the Huangdao district. […] The 6 lane bridge is almost three miles longer than the previous record holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana. The major infrastructure project consisted of four years of labour and US $8.6 billion spent.  The money went into 450,000 tons of steel, capable of withstanding a magnitude 8.0 earthquake.

So how badass is China’s engineering prowess?  Well, for starters, this bridge is only going to hold the record for a few more years because they are already working on another bridge, which will connect the southern province of Guangdong with Hong Kong and Macau.  Here in America, we should be ashamed.  Just tossing that out there.

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