China Opens Mega-Bridge Linking Hong Kong to Mainland

West section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

(From AP News)

China on Tuesday opened the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge linking Hong Kong to the mainland, a feat of engineering carrying immense economic and political significance. . . .

The $20 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns. It includes an undersea tunnel allowing ships to pass through the Pearl River delta, the heart of China’s crucial manufacturing sector.

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