"SET" - Construction of HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Enters Final Stage Undergraduate - More Abt Science, Engineering and Technology

One of the on-going China's Mega Project, the "Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge" has entered the final stage in construction. 

The Bridge consists of a series of bridges, 2 man-made artificial islands and undersea tunnels that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta (PRD) in China. It will provide a direct link for passengers and freight traffic heading for the western part of the PRD to ease traffic congestion at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen cross-border checkpoints and reduce the economic losses arising from the daily hold-up at these border crossings..


The proposed 50 km link is expected to cost US$10.6 billion. The longest bridge section will be 29.6 km (18.4 mile) long and will include three cable-stayed spans between 280 and 460 m (920 and 1,510 ft). Construction formally began on 15 December 2009.

Below 4 photos taken on Sep 6, 2015 show construction of all piers holding up the Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge have been completed. The entire project is scheduled to be finished in late 2016.






Aerial photography taken on June 2014 showing Macau section to the left and the tunnel islet to the right

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