They are real Champions.
Finally, China has frozen in anticipation of the official opening of the longest sea bridge in the world. This is a truly giant structure with a length of 55 km will connect the three major cities – Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. At the opening ceremony of such a large project and expect the President XI Jinping, who initiated the creation of this ambitious and important transportation arteries. But this is not the first such ambitious creation of a great country that plunged the whole world into shock and admiration simultaneously.
This has already happened, that when it comes to the most ambitious and striking superdesigner in any industry, be it science, technology, art or high technology, China is always eager to take their honorary first place. Bridge building is no exception. After all, the longest, the highest, the most… created by Chinese engineers and builders to not only simplify your life but also impress the world records.
In this overview we collected the most famous of their creations, which amaze with their grandeur and originality.
1. The longest sea bridge in the world connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau
Done! Finally held the official opening ceremony of the most incredible to date,marine engineering design, which connects three of the metropolis on the South China sea.
This ambitious project includes the world’s longest underwater tunnel, three artificial Islands and the bridge that stretches over the sea surface. The total length of all facilities is 55 km away!
According to the designers, such a massive structure capable of withstanding even an earthquake with magnitude up to 8 points, and the lifetime can be up to 120 years. Well, of course, it will fulfill its main purpose – to significantly reduce the journey time between Hong Kong and Juhem from three hours to 30 minutes.
2. The Danyang-Kunshan viaduct is the longest railway bridge in the world
The Danyang-Kunshan viaduct (this bridge construction, which passes over the depression or great gorge) is located in Eastern China between the cities of Nanjing and Shanghai and is part of the high-speed Beijing-Shanghai railway.
It is a massive building is listed in the Guinness book of records due to the record length is 164,8 kilometers. The builders have done a great job creating a bridge on land, overcoming all kinds of difficult terrain and over the water, towering over the canals, rivers and lakes.
Over ambitious project employed more than 10 thousand people, and such a large creation was built in just four years (2008-2011).
3. Baranczak – the highest suspension bridge in the world
In order to connect Yunnan and Guizhou, was created one of the most incredible bridges in the world. Due to the complex relief of the terrain conditions, the bridge builders had to raise the bridge to a height of 570 meters, and its length is 1341 m.
4. Over-Water highway – the world’s first bridge built on the river bed
In China’s Hubei province was put into operation a very unusual highway. Its main feature is the very unusual location – the highway was built directly on the riverbed. And the reason for such an extraordinary solution is quite simple – local residents and environmental organizations were against the construction of Expressway and violations of the landscape of their area (need to demolish part of the mountain and make a tunnel in it). Thus, a compromise was reached.
Chinese engineers designed the original 4-km-long viaduct, which significantly make life easier for motorists. Now this place has become a tourist attraction throughout the province.
5. Zhangjiajie is the longest and highest glass bridge in the world
In the South of China has created the longest glass bridge in the world called “a Walk in heaven”, which is the most fantastic creations of human genius.
Its a complicated design with a length of 200 meters has a large observation deck, which is located at an altitude of 360 metres over the cliff, not reaching 30 meters from the cliff edge.
The Foundation of the bridge are steel cables, and the surface is made of high-strength three-layer glass, through which perfectly visible to the horrifying abyss of the canyon. Despite the apparent fragility of structures, the bridge can withstand the load up to 800 kg per square meter.
Although recently there was information that the upper layer of glass is cracked just because one of the tourists dropped a metal Cup. Visitors are at the moment on the bridge was not threatened, but the commotion was tremendous.