Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China the World's Longest Cross-sea Bridge - The new records of the longest cross-sea bridge was opened Thursday 30 june 2011. this beautiful bridge was located in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province. This Jiaozhou Bay Bridge was connecting China's Eastern Port City of Qingdao to Huangdao. the length of this Bridge was approximately about 26 miles or about 42 Kilometers. this makes this Jiaozhou Bay bridge became the longest cross sea bridge in the world.
This Jiaozhou bridge in China has 3 Entry/exit points, and this bridge also reduce the distance between qingdao and huangdao by 31 Kilometers and reduce the travel times between those place by half. The travel time between qingdao and huangdao was about 40 minutes before and now if you travel on Jiaozhou Bridge the travel times was only 20 minutes.
The bridge took four years to build, and employed at least 10,000 people. 450,000 tons of steel and 2.3 million cubic metres of concrete were used in the construction of the bridge, which was designed by the Shandong Gaosu Group. It is designed to be able to withstand severe earthquakes, typhoons, and collisions with ships.[The bridge is supported by more than 5,000 pillars, 35 metres (115 ft) wide, carrying six lanes and two shoulders, and cost more than 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion).
This Jiaozhou Bay Bridge was said to be the world's longest roadway bridge over water by Guinness World Records. but the title as the longest roadway bridge over water still a controversy because Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in southern Louisiana crosses water for 38 kilometres (24 mi) which is mean longer than the Jiaozhou bay bridge.
Here's the Pictures and video of the Longest Cross-Sea Bridge JiaoZhou Bay Bridge that connect Qingdao and Huangdao in China.