The launching ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was held on Oct 23 at Zhuhai city, South China's Guangdong province.
The 55 km-long bridge connects China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Zhuhai city and Macao SAR.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
It is the first time that Guangzhou province, Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR have cooperated to build such a mega sea-crossing transportation project.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is known as one of seven wonders of the modern world. It consists of bridges, tunnels and artificial islands. The bridge cost over 100 billion yuan ($14.39 billion) and should last for at least 120 years. It can resist even super typhoons.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is made of three parts, including bridges, tunnels and artificial islands. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
It is the longest, most costly and difficult sea-crossing bridge project in China's construction history and it is the world's longest cross-sea bridge. Its immersed tube tunnel is also the world's longest.
The bridge has the world's longest immersed tube tunnel. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
Typhoon Mangkhut was not able to damage the bridge. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]