Friday, May 2, 2008

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge has competition!

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge has a competitor in a bridge in China. The world's longest bridge in the sea was recently inaugurated in China.

Presented as the "world's longest sea bridge", the 36-kilometre (22-mile) structure connects Jiaxing city near Shanghai to the port city of Ningbo in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

It is slightly shorter than the 38.4-kilometre Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge in the southern United States, which is often billed as the world's longest.

The 11.8 billion yuan (1.7 billion dollars) bridge cuts the length of the road trip from Shanghai to Ningbo by 120 kilometres, the official Xinhua news agency said.

No comments: