The 400,000-tonne sea crossing is designed to withstand 8-magnitude earthquakes and most violent typhoons. its life span is estimated at up to 120 years.
The construction began in 2009 and was scheduled to end in 2016, but the project was reportedly plagued by corruption, budgets cuts, storms, and deadly accidents.
Snaps of the sun rising and setting behind the world’s longest sea bridge, Hong Kong- Zhuhai- Macao Bridge, show the beautiful design of the structure that stretches 55 kilometers pic.twitter.com/ErTGTCFWWd— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) 22 октября 2018 г.
It will be opened to regular traffic on Wednesday. It will slash the travel time between Hong Kong and Zhuhai from three hours to 30 minutes.