HKZM Bridge: Jiuzhou main section completed

The construction of the Jiuzhou Channel section of the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, codenamed CB05 section, was completed yesterday, according to Xinhua News Agency. The bridge – some 55 kilometres long and linking Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai – comprises three main projects, including maritime bridge, underwater tunnel and artificial island. The main body of the bridge is expected to be completed in 2017. The 6.653 kilometre CB05 section is the most complicated, causing most work of the three sections of the maritime bridge, according to the Xinhua report. As it is close to Zhuhai and Macau airports, high limits restrained work on the main tower as well. According to state media, 22 sections of 33 underwater tunnels have been placed and all pilings of the bridge have been completed as well. The bridge is expected to shorten the driving time between Hong Kong and Macau to 30 minutes. Once built, it will be the longest cross-sea bridge in the world.