Friday, July 1, 2011

China inaugurated the longest bridge on the sea

China opened the 36.48 kilometers bridge in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, as the official Xinhua news agency reported. The bridge, with an investment of 2,300 million dollars and has taken four years to build, connect the downtown with suburban Huangdao, on both sides of the bay Jiazhou.

With this bridge, the distance between the two areas of one of the main ports of China, and home to the Olympic Sailing Beijing 2008 - will be shortened from 40 to 20 minutes. The bridge exceeds that until now considered the world's largest marine waters on the bay of Hangzhou, also in eastern China, 36 kilometers long.

There are several long bridges over land in the world, but the first three are also found in China, and the greatest of these is a stretch of elevated train Beijing-Shanghai high speed of 164.8 kilometers in length, which precisely also opens Thursday. The string of Chinese new infrastructure was completed with the inauguration of the world's longest gas pipeline, which will this power supply from Turkmenistan in Central Asia to the Asian giant on a journey of 8,700 miles.

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