China stated it has accomplished the most important work of the world’s longest sea bridge on schedule, after its lighting system was put in and examined.
It took six years preparation, and eight years to construct the 55-kilometre-long bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.
Major work on the bridge consisted of a 22.9-kilometre-long foremost bridge, a 6.7-kilometre-long tunnel and a synthetic island off the bridge, which is taken into account probably the most technically demanding a part of the entire building.
In the following few weeks, engineers and constructors will take a look at the coordination of the bridge’s varied programs and gear, and proceed with inspection and cleansing work, stated Zhang Jinwen, undertaking director with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Authority.
“The bridge will be put into trial operation after its port project is completed and taken over by customs, inspection and quarantine, and border control authorities,” Zhang stated.
In the previous 14 years, the regional financial system and transport community have undergone super modifications, main authorities to re-assess the utilization price of the bridge, stated Su Yi, assistant to the chief of the HZMB Authority.
But Su dismissed worries that the bridge wouldn’t have sufficient visitors, saying, “we have full confidence for the future.”
“We have a whole toolbox of policies at our disposal,” Su stated. “It is like playing cards. We can adjust our moves accordingly.”
The bridge will slash journey time between Hong Kong and Zhuhai from three hours to only 30 minutes, additional integrating cities within the Pearl River Delta.
*Originally printed by Xinhua