China Is Opening The World’s Longest Sea Bridge
If you build, it they will come. Something huge is coming. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world’s longest sea bridge, intended to cut the travel time from the Chinese mainland to two of its Special Administrative Regions in half.
Spanning 34 miles (55 kilometers), this is the longest sea-crossing bridge ever built.
The intention of building a bridge is to start closing barriers, in part to boost tourism, the transportation of goods, and promote integration between three Chinese cities. But each of the three cities, according to ABC, each have their own distinct set of legal systems and road rules, including special vehicle permits and very tight caps on how many cars from other jurisdictions can be in the city at one time.
About 40,000 vehicles are expected to use the bridge each day, which raises a lot of questions about how rules and regulations might evolve in China alongside the development of their overseas transportation.
Once the bridge is open, tourists — both from China and other countries — will be able to travel from Hong Kong’s airport to Macau and the mainland in about 45 minutes.