A 1,010.8-meter bridge, which links Double Happiness Island with Zhangzhou Development Zone, was recently completed in southeast China's Fujian Province. Image: Xinhua
An artificial offshore island in south China has opened to the public with the recent completion of a 1,010.8-meter bridge.
The Double Happiness Island, seated in South Xiamenwan of Fujian Province, covers an area of 2.2 square kilometers.
Planned as a high-end international vacation resort, the island aims to promote eco-tourism so as to establish a green city with low carbon living.
Construction of the island started in 2010. It is scheduled to become an amusement and ecological park by 2024.
With the completion of the bridge on May 27, the island has been linked with Zhangzhou Development Zone, which is just off the Xiamen Bay.
Currently, workers have completed 30 million cubic meters of earthwork for the reclamation area.
A dolphin themed tourism program has been launched and 25 temporary projects including film festival, beer festival, camping and honeymoon festival are expected to be opened to public in the following 5 months.