China opens the worlds longest bridge

Until today the world’s longest bridge was in Louisiana in the USA. At nearly 24 miles long the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has long claimed to be the world’s longest bridge over open water. That is until the economic powerhouse of China today opened the 26.3-mile long Jiaozhou Bay bridge. It links the “eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao and has cost $2.3 billion. At that length the bridge would span the English Channel quite comfortably.

What do you think? Would you cross a bridge that was 26 miles long? Or would you be terrified that you might encounter bad weather and be stranded or even worse? Let us know whether you would drive across this bridge.

Watch the video of the world’s longest bridge.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PMuY5Kg8CE?rel=0&w=640&h=390]

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