Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – The World’s Longest Sea Bridge
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is the world‘s longest sea bridge-cum-tunnel with shore-to-shore length of about 35.6 km. This century project is the new landmark of the Pearl River Delta connecting the three cities.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is nearly 50 km long and the main bridge is about 29.6 km long. This bridge-cum-tunnel system includes a 6.7-km submarine tunnel and four artificial islands. One of the artificial islands near the Hong Kong International Airport is the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) which is a well-equipped transportation interchange.
After the opening of the HZMB, the traffic time between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau will be reduced sharply, from around three hours to only about an hour and thus form a one-hour life circle.
The lifespan of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is designed to be 120 years. The project is jointly funded by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and is expected to cost 110 billion yuan (USD 15.9 billion). The three ports and connecting lines are constructed by the three places from December 2009 to November 2017. The bridge is expected to be fully opened at the end of 2018.
Two shuttle bus routes are available, one from Hong Kong port to Zhuhai port, another one from Hong Kong port to Macau port. The bus will only run in the restricted zone and will not enter the city area of Hong Kong, Zhuhai or Macau. Passengers must get off the bus to do the immigration clearance and then take other connecting vehicles. Tickets can be issued at the ticketing stations of the three ports. Passengers can purchase in cash, electronically or through a travel agency. Please keep an eye on our post for updates.
Official Website of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB): http://www.hzmb.hk/eng/index.html
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