Bridging three cities

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Greater Bay Area, estimated to cost US$17 billion (S$23.5 billion). The 55km link consists of a series of tunnels and bridges crossing the Lingding Channel and con
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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the Greater Bay Area, estimated to cost US$17 billion (S$23.5 billion). The 55km link consists of a series of tunnels and bridges crossing the Lingding Channel and connecting the three cities. The bridge, which will cut travelling time between the three cities and ease congestion at Hong Kong's airport, is set to open later this year and has an expected service life of 120 years. The Greater Bay Area will integrate the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions as well as nine cities in southern China's Guangdong province, namely Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Foshan, Zhaoqing and Jiangmen.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2017, with the headline 'Bridging three cities'. Print Edition | Subscribe