China to open longest sea-spanning bridge in May

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New Delhi, Mar 31: A 36-km bridge, the world's longest sea-spanning structure, will open to traffic on May 1, a spokesman for the project headquarters said.

"The main part of the project has been completed and 95 percent of the ancillary works has also been finished," Xinhua quoted Wang Yong, chief commander of the bridge construction project, as saying. The bridge, spanning Hangzhou Bay near Shanghai, will cut the length of road trip from Shanghai to Ningbo, a busy port in east China's Zhejiang Province, by 120 km. The bridge is a cable-stayed structure built at a cost of 11.8 billion yuan (1.64 billion dollars).


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