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Dec 08, 2017 04:55 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

What's the Cost of a Ride on the World's Longest Bridge Over Water?

The operating costs of the bridge have been estimated at 2.2 billion yuan ($332 million) annually, and an average of 20.72 million trips is expected to be made across the bridge each year, according to the Guangdong Development Reform Commission. Photo: Visual China
The operating costs of the bridge have been estimated at 2.2 billion yuan ($332 million) annually, and an average of 20.72 million trips is expected to be made across the bridge each year, according to the Guangdong Development Reform Commission. Photo: Visual China

Guangdong’s provincial government has released plans for toll charges to use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, a $17 billion project linking the Pearl River Delta economic hub that involved the construction of the world’s longest bridge over water and an undersea tunnel.

The authorities have put forward two proposals that are broadly similar and a public hearing will be held later this month involving representatives from all three cities before a final decision is released next year. No official date has been released for the opening of the bridge while the whole project won’t be completed until 2020, after years of setbacks including budget overruns, delays and a corruption investigation.

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