Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Section Almost Complete
The last giant steel tower of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge finished installation on June 2. Image: China News Service
Design sketch of the bridge. Image: en.people
The main bridge section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Road Bridge is nearing completion.
Linking from the artificial island of Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities, the Bridge with a total length of about 55 km, including a 6.7 km underwater tunnel and a 23-km sea bridge section, will be the longest cross-sea passage in the world.
Installation of the last steel tower, which is a part of the 23km sea bridge, has completed on June 2.
Su Quanke, Chief Engineer of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge Administration, is confident that the Bridge will be finished on time in the fourth quarter of 2017. "We are making smooth progress. There are only hundreds of meters of the 23-km bridge to be completed. We will make the final connection in the first quarter next year and once it's done, the tunnel and bridge will be ready to open", Su said.
Once in operation, the four-hour drive from Hong Kong to Zhuhai, Guangdong, will be shortened to half an hour for vehicles with licenses.