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Last cylinders in place, HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge enters new stage

11-30-2011 13:53 BJT

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With the arrival of the last batch of steel cylinders, construction of the eastern artificial island near Macao is coming to a close. Construction on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is now entering a new stage.

On Saturday, "Zhenhua 16" the last batch of eight steel cylinders weighing a total of 4,000 tons was loaded in Shanghai. After 4 days journey, the giant steel cylinders finally reached the construction site. And, construction operations are now well underway.

With the arrival of the last batch of steel cylinders, construction of the eastern
artificial island near Macao is coming to a close. Construction on the Hong Kong-
Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is now entering a new stage.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a series of bridges and tunnels that will connect the west side of Hong Kong to Macao and the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong province. Major construction projects also include the eastern artificial island, the Cross Harbour Tunnel, the western artificial island, Qingzhou Channel Bridge, and Jiuzhou Channel Bridge.

The proposed 50-kilometer link is expected to cost 10.7 billion US dollars. With its length, it will become one of the landmarks of the area. Construction formally began on December 15th, 2009, and is expected to be completed in 2015.

The bridge will benefit the economic development of the entire region. For Hong Kong, the project will enable the city to continue its status as an international aviation and shipping center.

In connecting Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai, the bridge will form a systematic regional transport network and an overland link. The bridge will also help realize the strategic benefits of promoting the socio-economic development of the western Pearl River.

With the arrival of the last batch of steel cylinders, construction
of the eastern artificial island near Macao is coming to a close.

With the arrival of the last batch of steel cylinders, construction of the
eastern artificial island near Macao is coming to a close. Construction on
the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is now entering a new stage.

With the arrival of the last batch of steel cylinders,
construction of the eastern artificial island near Macao
is coming to a close. Construction on the Hong Kong-
Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is now entering a new stage.

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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