New Hong Kong – Macau 34-mile long bridge has been well tested
Hong Kong media reported this week on an announcement by the Chinese Liaison Office that the much-anticipated Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau road bridge will be officially opened next Tuesday October 23.
Providing the first direct-line link between Hong Kong International Airport and Macau, the 34-mile long bridge crosses the Pearl River Delta and is reportedly the longest over-sea bridge yet built anywhere in the world.
Local and international dignitaries are expected to attend the inauguration of the bridge at Zhuhai, including Chinese premier Xi Jinping.
Extensive testing on the structure has been carried out.
Bearing in mind that the bridge connects to the gambling hub of Macau, a statement by the Ministry of Transport takes some understanding; the Ministry has clarified that casino shuttle buses are not among the 60 Hong Kong and 40 Macau operators currently authorised to use the bridge. However the Ministry is understood to be discussing options with interested parties.