World’s Longest Bridge Over Water – China beat the US

China has opened the World’s longest sea-bridge, winning ove the United States. The 26.4 miles long bridge spans Jiaozhou Bay on the North-Eastern China.

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge beats the previous record holder, 23.83 miles long Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Guinness Book of World Records, state that the the new bridge is about 2.5 miles longer than the previous record holder.

The six-lane Qingdao-Haiwan road bridge, which spans Jiaozhou Bay in China’s Shangdong Province, is 42.5 km (26.4 miles) long. …. It is 4.07 km (2.53 miles) longer than the former record holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana, USA. 

The bridge was built in four years, at a cost of $2.3 billion. Some of the note-worthy features of the bridge are – six-lane, 5,200 pillars, earthquake- and typhoon-proof, and designed to withstand the impact of a 300,000-tonne vessel.

Nice areal-view of the bridge:

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