China Completing 22-mile Long Sea Bridge – AP

8285.051China-Big-Bridge.sff.jpg From Associated Press:

A 22-mile long bridge that its builders claim is the world’s longest sea-crossing structure was formally linked-up Tuesday just south of the business hub of .

The bridge links Shanghai to the industrial city of across Hangzhou Bay, cutting the distance between them from about 250 miles to just 50 miles.

Officials welded together a final section to complete the link at a ceremony attended by several hundred workers from the various companies building the bridge. Costing $1.54 billion, the structure will open to traffic next year following completion of the six-lane roadway. [Full Text]

Photo from AP Photo made by Eugene Hoshiko: The newly-made Hangzhou Bay Bridge is inaugurated Tuesday June 26, 2007 in Cixi, China.

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