This incredible photo , from a photo gallery, shows an aerial view of Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province. This is the world’s longest cross-sea bridge with a length of 36.48 kilometers (23 miles).
The bridge connects the cities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in east China’s Zhejiang Province. It may be a scary commute, but it will shorten the route between the two centers by 30 km, cutting travel time down from over 40 minutes to around 20 minutes, said Han Shouxin, deputy director of the Jiaxing traffic management committee.
The opening ceremony of the 36.48-km eight-lane Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge was held Thursday , June 30. The bridge, connecting the city’s urban district to its Huangdao district, cost 14.8 billion yuan (2.3 billion U.S. dollars). Construction of this extremely long bridge began in May 2007.