Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Longest Sea Crossing Bridge in the World
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – The World’s Longest Sea Bridge
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is the world‘s longest sea crossing 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 55 km long with dual 3-lane carriageway. The main bridge is about 29.6 km long, spanning the Lingding and Jiuzhou channels. This bridge-cum-tunnel system includes three cable-stayed bridges, 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 which cost 126.9 billion yuan (US$ 18.77 billion). The three ports and connecting lines are constructed by the three places from December 2009 to November 2017. The bridge is fully opened on 24 October 2018.
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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Bus
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, by credit card, electronically, or through a travel agency. Beware of the crowd and long queue due to high demand. To get to the Hong Kong Port from city centre, you may take the Airport Bus Routes.
Shuttle Bus Details:
- 24-hour service
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Official Website of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB): https://www.hzmb.gov.hk/en/index.html
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