A 55Km long bridge and tunnel

  LastChip 16:57 22 Oct 2018
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For me, this is one impressive piece of civil engineering.

  Aitchbee 17:24 22 Oct 2018

THANKS FOR THE LINK.

To allow ships to continue passing through the estuary, the bridge plunges underwater for 6.7km midway, via two artificial islands.

Now that is incredible.

  Forum Editor 18:04 22 Oct 2018

It is indeed an impressive feat of engineering, but there has been a lot of opposition to it from Hong Kong citizens, many of whom think it a monumental waste of money.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:05 22 Oct 2018

the bridge plunges underwater for 6.7km

Now there's a thing an underwater bridge :0)

  LastChip 20:21 22 Oct 2018

It's similar but far longer than the bridge/tunnel that links Denmark and Sweden.

  Quickbeam 06:30 23 Oct 2018

It is impressive, but what have to Hong Kongers got against it?

Sometimes it takes a while for the value of engineering feats to be fully appreciated. The Sky and Humber bridges were such, whereas the second Severn and Forth crossings were instantly hailed as long overdue.

  alanrwood 10:13 23 Oct 2018

I used to visit a factory in Zhuhai quite regularly when I was in business and getting there was a nightmare involving ferry to Macau and then a long taxi ride up to Zhuhai. No sooner got there than had to turn around to catch the ferry back to HK.

  wee eddie 11:25 23 Oct 2018

Boris will be watching

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