31 December 2010

Jambatan Terpanjang Didunia Akhirnya Siap Selepas 4 tahun

THE world's longest bridge has finally been finished — after four years of work.

It links Qingdao city in eastern China's Shandong province with the Huangdao district and is a staggering 26.4 miles long – 174 TIMES the length of London's Tower Bridge over the Thames.

Two separate teams have been building the different ends of the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge since 2006.
The crossing links three coastal towns in Shandong province.

One engineer said of the bridge's completion: "The computer models and calculations are all very well but you can't really relax until the two sides are bolted together.

"Even a few centimetres out would have been a disaster."

The previous holder of the world's longest bridge title was the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in southern Louisiana in the US.

It features two bridges running side by side and is 23.87 miles (38.42km) long.


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