The world’s longest cross-sea bridge… or is it? (Jiaozhou Bay Bridge)

Today the news is filled with stories about the opening of the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, which at 42.4km (26.3 miles) is attempting to lay claim to the title of “longest sea bridge in the world”. The bridge spans connects the eastern coastal city of Qingdao to the suburb of Huangdao, and despite several reputable sources claiming the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is the world’s longest bridge to cross the sea, the triple-ended bridge actually spans a bay, so it probably only qualifies as the “world’s longest roadway bridge over water”. Except there’s a bit of disagreement from the previous…

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