China Unveils World’s Longest Sea Bridge

The Daily Mail reports on the new longest sea bridge in the world in Qingdao. The bridge straddles the Jiaozhou Bay and is 26.4 miles long: With an overall length of 42.58km, the route between Qingdao and Huangdao will be...

Bridge Expert: Cross-strait Bridge Technically Feasible – China News

Translated by CDT from China News Agency: China is well able to build a bridge that spans across the Taiwan Strait, renowned bridge designer Lin Yuanpei (ÊûóÂÖÉÂüπ) said at the 50th anniversary of Wuhan’s first Yangtze River Bridge. Over the past 50 years, China has made tremendous headway in bridge building and in materials used […]

Toll 36 After China Bridge Collapsed “Like Beancurd” – Reuters

From Reuters via A bridge that collapsed in China killing at least 36 people broke apart like a pat of “beancurd” because there were apparently no steel reinforcement bars, state media said on Wednesday, quoting a rescuer. More than 1,500 people were searching for about 30 missing people following Monday’s disaster on the 320-metre-long […]

Chinese Bridge Collapse Kills 22 – BBC News (Updated)

BBC reports that a bridge at Fenghuang County collapsed while 123 workers were removing scaffolding, which caused that “at least 22 people have been killed and up to 46 others are still missing.” Dramatic pictures from the scene showed bulldozers and rescue workers, including about 400 soldiers, searching through a huge pile of rubble. “I […]

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