Jiaozhou Bay - The Longest Bridge In The World

Now China has the world's longest sea bridge, which stretches a massive 26.4 miles. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is the longest sea bridge in the world which took four years and 10,000 people and cost a cool £5.5 billion to build. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge Opened on 30 June 2011. The bridge opened at the same time as the nearby Qing-Huang Tunnel, both part of the Jiaozhou Bay Connection Project. Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is 42.5 kilometres long, making it according to Guinness World Records the world's longest bridge over water as of July 2011. It is almost three miles longer than the previous record holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.



With an overall length of 42.58km, the route between Qingdao and Huangdao will be shortened by 30km, cutting the travel time by about 20 minutes.


However, the colossal construction is set to hold the record as the longest sea bridge only for a few years – and it will be bettered by another Chinese bridge in the next decade.

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