Thursday, 17 April 2008

World Longest Bridge

China is well known for aiming at world records - after the spectacular Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River and the Maglev in Shanghai, the world's fastest rail line with a top speed of 434 km/h, another superlative is about to be created: the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the world's longest sea-crossing structure connecting Shanghai in the North with Ningbo in the South.

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge will span 36 kilometres across the East China Sea. When it opens next year (2009), it will be the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, and seven times longer than the Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden, the pride of Europe. If it could be moved to the straits of Dover it would link England with France.

1 comment:

V S Saxena said...

Amazing. Thanks for a very good piece of information. I did not know that worlds' longest bridge and world's fastest train are in China.

Some details on challenges that the engineers and technicians must be facing, would make this article even more interesting.
V S Saxena
Mumbai India
Dated 4 May 2009