Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge reinforces Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s gateway
At 55km, the bridge is 20 times longer than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and is the first major combined road and tunnel sea-crossing in the Greater Bay Area.
Spanning the sea from an artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to Macao and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai, the bridge contains enough steel to build 60 Eiffel Towers and is designed to last 120 years, two decades longer than the lifespan of most major sea-cross bridges.
Hong Kong Tourism Board regional director – Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, Andrew Clark said the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will reinforce Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s gateway. The bridge will also shorten the journey time from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai from four hours to 45 minutes.
“The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be a fantastic tool to further enhance the destination’s tourism offering by putting a wealth of diverse cultural attractions, including: the stunning ruins of St. Paul’s in Macao; the Statue of Fisher Girl in Zhuhai; the Kaiping Diaolou; the Seven Star Crags in Zhaoqing, all within easy reach,” Clark said.