China opens world’s longest sea bridge

But can it beat the earliest man-made Rama’s bridge (Ramasethu) which connects Dhanushkoti, the southern tip of India to Mannar the northern tip of Srilanka that covers 53.66 kilometers?

NASA satellite photo: India on top, Sri Lanka at the bottom of the photo

The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26 miles (42 kilometers) long and links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao.State-run CCTV says the 110-foot (35-meter)-wide bridge is the longest of its kind and cost more than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion).CCTV says the bridge passed construction appraisals on Monday and the bridge and an undersea tunnel opened to traffic on Thursday.It has taken four years to build the bridge, which is supported by more than 5,000 pillars.According to Guinness World Records, the previous record holder for a bridge over water is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana. The Chinese bridge is more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) longer.

http://expressbuzz.com/world/china-opens-worlds-longest-sea-bridge/289574.html

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