Monday, October 31, 2011

China opens world's longest bridge

But don't think about crossing it on foot, it's the length of a marathon ... at 26.4 miles (42.5 km) long, it is 5 miles (8 km) further than the distance between Dover and Calais!

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to the offshore island, Huang Dao. The immense structure is supported by more than 5,000 pillars, is 110 ft (33.5 metres) wide and took four years to build.

Thanks to Bert for sending this in.

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