China opened Hangzhou Bay Bridge,which is world's longest cross-sea bridge on this thursday that is on 1st May 2008.
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is an S-shaped stayed-cable bridge linking both sides of the Hangzhou Bay. It is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world! The bridge is 36 kilometres long; it has six lanes in both directions and shortens the distance between Shanghai and Ningbo by 120 km.
Although the bridge is already linked and the opening ceremony was held on 26th June 2007, it will not be open to the public transport until 2008, if not later. Until then it will be used for tests and evaluation.
First preparations for planning the bridge started a decade ago; close to 600 experts spent nine years on designing the Hangzhou Bay Bridge. Chief Commander of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge project is Mr Wang Yong.