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World Longest Cross-sea bridge: Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China

China's 26.4-mile (42 km) long Jiaozhou Bay Bridge connecting Huangdao District, downtown Qingdao and Hongdao Island, is the world longest bridge over water. It is opened up to traffic on 30 June 2011.

The bridge cost 1.5 billion and took more than four years to build. According to the engineering-in-chief, the typhoon and earthquake-proof S-shape bridge is designed to withstand the impact of a 300,000-tonne vessel.
Reportedly it reduces travel time between downtown Qingdao and Huangdao from 1 hour to 30 minutes. One way toll fee for passenger car/pickup truck/minivan/any bus with less than 7 seats is $4.7 and an extra charge of $1.00 for round trip with 24 hours. Every 2 miles there is a service zone for vehicle towing, gas and food.

The bridge is also part of the China's National Interstate Highway G22.

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Added: Feb-24-2012 Occurred On: Feb-24-2012
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Tags: China, world-longest, bay bridge, Jiaozhou, Interstate, G22
Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China (load item map)
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  • You must admit when china wants to do projects they really go big...before anyone says it will fall down in a few years all the top engineers were european and chinese companies for all government projects.Those buildings falling down were are down by scum developers.These kind of projects would never be completed in the US too many environmental impact studies and way too much cost over run to be done by the private sector.

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    • @gizmo8
      Big national projects today, big country failure tomorrow. Learn with russian sovietic model... They have spent trillions to build a ruined country with no new births and elderly people starving to death in the province.

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    • @Lolling considering your from a country noone has ever fucking hear of...


      also soivet failed because they were too focused on Communism. not real economy. btw china is using western dollars for its development. so they got not real risk

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    • @Lolling
      China may not be perfect but they building amazing huge projects,they have the most high speed trains,most under ground tunnel system in the whole world.Their communications line is the envy of the world and they have the most green technology on the planet.Yes they still burn the chit coal but are slowly converting to alternatives.Look at the US %90 of the energy is still from fossil fuels and the US had a 60 year head start compare to china in the modern industrial years.

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  • This exact bridge would cost 10 billion in the U.S.

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  • lol 1.5 billion dollars so someones commute is cut by 30 mins

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  • Cute, they gonna need some big nets to fish all those scooter daredevils out.

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  • china has gone crazy building loads of stuff like this, its a massive investment just to maintain it.

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    • @HailToTheSkunk more roads = easier access = more investment = faster economic growth.

      something our MPs dont seem to be able to grasp when it comes to improving our overcrowded and hideously inefficient motorways.

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  • just remember. they could not have done this without cheap labor. whether or not this is a good thing, i leave to you.

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    • @zenshiva Our country was founded in large part by slave labor. Whether or not this is a good thing, I'll leave for you to decide :)

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    • @xcentrik71 um, as long as you say "in large part" and not "entirely". LOTS of broke americans took dangerous jobs for cheap pay. my family was part of that segment of society (hard workers, strong work ethic, good morals). BUT they also flew the american flag, not burned it.

      if you look up previous comments of mine, i've been saying forever that we still have kings and queens in america. we just don't call them that or see them as such. a society has yet to be found More..

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  • amazing

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  • China builds in order to keep their economy looking good. The built ghost cities (no one lives there) in order to make it look like their economic growth is good. About 64 million empty homes/apartments, along with misc. construction projects.

    Check it out yourself:
    "China's Ghost Cities"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbDeS_mXMnM

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  • looks like every other bridge over water.

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  • BS, Longest bridge over water? You haven't been to New Orleans have you?
    Given it goes over a lake, but over 32 miles over water. So longer then this.

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  • Actually, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is the longest "over water"

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    • @wptech was

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    • @wptech

      The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, or the Causeway, consists of two parallel bridges crossing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. Since 1969 it was listed by Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world; in 2011 in response to the opening of the longer Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China, Guinness created two categories for bridges over water: continuous and aggregate lengths over water. L More..

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    • @supersteve70 exactly. continuous is much more impressive IMO.

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    • @Dunbal Read thread here

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  • How long before the sub-standard materials, cut corners, and poor construction techniques see it become the longest bridge failure?

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    • @Enzian

      bro asian has more modern mega projects in the last decade than your chitty country would ever have..you brits cant even control riots which happens all time because of the race war brewing.

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  • Impressive, but earth quack 'proof'? Don't test Mom nature, if she gets pissed off, buh bye bridge.

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  • would suck to be in the middle if a Tsunami hit.

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  • I would lick that bridges butthole.

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  • $1billion for the bridge, 500million for ten years free-issue of dash cams.

    A food stop every two miles is beyond even American standards.
    That is just gonna slow traffic down isn't it (feeder lanes)?

    Plus, if it were a straight bridge the journey would be shorter.

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    • @ommadawn

      This project was purely boastful.

      If you look down onto the region in Google Earth, you will see that the line of the structure takes the longest possible route.
      A more practical route would have been a the neck of the bay, which is less than 4 miles across.
      Joining the S7601 at Keluo Shicun to the Qingdao Port area.
      Less than 10 miles in total.

      But then China would not have the longest bridge. Would they ?

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    • @AlSet-AlOkin

      Just taken a look at
      36.169913,120.298305

      It's ridiculous. Neck of the bay looks 3miles across.

      No way was that US$1.5billion.
      I'd say US$5billion at least.

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    • @AlSet-AlOkin
      What you say is not exactly right, you don't know how expensive the land is there in Qingdao. Tu build a highspeed road drilling through municipal center is much more costy than to built it on shallow sea. on the other hand, this road connects three city centers not just two. In China,you will see lots of highspeed roads circling cities rather than passing across downtowns.
      please take a look of Hangzhou bay bridge and donghai bridge.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou_Bay_Bri More..

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  • should do the marathon there

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  • lol...few tomahawks put an end to that....

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  • Ahahahah, they are spending their money and using limited ressources like they have 7 to 9 planets to feed future China. Ahha poor chinese speculators! Now a raging tiger, tomorrow they'll be a rotten rat.

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