Enchanting scenes on the newly-opened HZM bridge
 Updated:2018-10-25 16:35:21    Yunnan Gateway

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) opened to traffic on Wednesday after nine years of construction.

The 55-kilometer bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, is the world's longest sea bridge.

Construction works of the bridge was officially launched on December 15, 2009.

The facility is designed to withstand a 16-scale typhoon, with a life expectancy of 120 years.

The top car speed on the bridge is limited to 100 km/h, and the speed limit for trucks is 80 km/h.

Dubbed as one of the "Seven New Wonders of the World", the bridge links the Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.

From now on, the Zhuhai-Hong Kong trip is reduced to 40 minutes. 

A record-breaking facility

The super structure is the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge and longest steel bridge.It is also the most expensive and difficult of its kind in the world.

During the construction, scientists and engineers gained over 400 patents and broke the world's record seven times.

Would-be communication hub

As a communication hub in the future, the dazzling bridge consists of subsea tunnels and tunnels passing through the Lantau Island, reminding us of wisdom of the engineers. 

Enchanting sunset glow

Driving through the bridge at dusk, you can admire its grandeur in the sunset glow.

Amazing night view

When darkness falls, the shining bridge presents an amazing night view.

Good view of the sea

The bridge is also equipped with several sight-seeing platforms, where you can enjoy a good view of the sea.

By Zhu Dongran and Wang Shixue