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Flying over the world’s longest sea bridge.
23 October 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.

Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai.

The bridge cost about $20bn (£15.3bn) and should have opened in 2016.

Construction has been dogged by safety issues – at least 18 workers have died on the project, officials say.

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Controversial Russia-Crimea bridge opens.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has inaugurated a highly controversial bridge linking southern Russia to Crimea.

The $3.7bn (£2.7bn) bridge has been a flagship political project for Russia as it seeks to cement its hold on to the territory it annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
15 May 2018.

Mr Xi attended the opening ceremony of the bridge, which took place in Zhuhai, along with the leaders of Hong Kong and Macau.

Limited bus services begin on Wednesday.

What’s so special about this bridge?

Designed to withstand earthquakes and typhoons, the longest sea bridge, it was built using 400,000 tonnes of steel, enough to build 60 Eiffel Towers.

 

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