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World’s most breathtaking bridges bring us closer

October 23, 17:09 UTC+3

China officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland

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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a total length of 55 kilometers
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a total length of 55 kilometers
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a total length of 55 kilometers
© AP Photo/Kin Cheung
The 19-kilometer long Crimean Bridge, the longest one in both Russia and Europe, links the Taman Peninsula and the Kerch Peninsula. The bridge’s motorway section was inaugurated in May, with President Vladimir Putin taking part in the opening ceremony. The railway section is expected to be opened in 2019
The 19-kilometer long Crimean Bridge, the longest one in both Russia and Europe, links the Taman Peninsula and the Kerch Peninsula. The bridge’s motorway section was inaugurated in May, with President Vladimir Putin taking part in the opening ceremony. The railway section is expected to be opened in 2019
The 19-kilometer long Crimean Bridge, the longest one in both Russia and Europe, links the Taman Peninsula and the Kerch Peninsula. The bridge’s motorway section was inaugurated in May, with President Vladimir Putin taking part in the opening ceremony. The railway section is expected to be opened in 2019
© Sergei Malgavko/TASS
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the tallest and longest glass bridge ever built. The 375-meters long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meters above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the tallest and longest glass bridge ever built. The 375-meters long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meters above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the tallest and longest glass bridge ever built. The 375-meters long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meters above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone
© EPA/SHAO YING
Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area, Singapore
Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area, Singapore
Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area, Singapore
© Flickr/maniniyut
Laguna Garzón Bridge is a bridge famous for its unusual circular shape. It is located in Garzón, Uruguay
Laguna Garzón Bridge is a bridge famous for its unusual circular shape. It is located in Garzón, Uruguay
Laguna Garzón Bridge is a bridge famous for its unusual circular shape. It is located in Garzón, Uruguay
© Flickr/Jimmy Baikovicius
The 439-meter suspension bridge over the gorge of the Mzymta River in Russia's resort city of Sochi is part of Skypark, an extreme sports centre
The 439-meter suspension bridge over the gorge of the Mzymta River in Russia's resort city of Sochi is part of Skypark, an extreme sports centre
The 439-meter suspension bridge over the gorge of the Mzymta River in Russia's resort city of Sochi is part of Skypark, an extreme sports centre
© Artur Lebedev/TASS
Python Bridge spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam
Python Bridge spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam
Python Bridge spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam
© Flickr/taniazza
An aerial view of a cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to Russky Island
An aerial view of a cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to Russky Island
An aerial view of a cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to Russky Island
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Henderson Wave bridge in Singapore is located 36 metres above ground and is the highest pedestrian bridge in the city
Henderson Wave bridge in Singapore is located 36 metres above ground and is the highest pedestrian bridge in the city
Henderson Wave bridge in Singapore is located 36 metres above ground and is the highest pedestrian bridge in the city
© Flickr/yeowatzup
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia
© Flickr/boudster
Banpo Bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea is world's longest bridge fountain
Banpo Bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea is world's longest bridge fountain
Banpo Bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea is world's longest bridge fountain
© Flickr/mkbailey2
Cirkelbroen translated as The Circle Bridge connects the areas around Copenhagen Harbour
Cirkelbroen translated as The Circle Bridge connects the areas around Copenhagen Harbour
Cirkelbroen translated as The Circle Bridge connects the areas around Copenhagen Harbour
© wikimedia.org/Michael Button
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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest cross-sea project, which has a total length of 55 kilometers
© AP Photo/Kin Cheung
The 19-kilometer long Crimean Bridge, the longest one in both Russia and Europe, links the Taman Peninsula and the Kerch Peninsula. The bridge’s motorway section was inaugurated in May, with President Vladimir Putin taking part in the opening ceremony. The railway section is expected to be opened in 2019
© Sergei Malgavko/TASS
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is the tallest and longest glass bridge ever built. The 375-meters long bridge, featuring 99 pieces of five-centimeter-thick reinforced glass as its floor, spans some 300 meters above the bottom of the Karst valley in the scenic zone
© EPA/SHAO YING
Helix Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in the Marina Bay area, Singapore
© Flickr/maniniyut
Laguna Garzón Bridge is a bridge famous for its unusual circular shape. It is located in Garzón, Uruguay
© Flickr/Jimmy Baikovicius
The 439-meter suspension bridge over the gorge of the Mzymta River in Russia's resort city of Sochi is part of Skypark, an extreme sports centre
© Artur Lebedev/TASS
Python Bridge spans the canal between Sporenburg and Borneo Island in Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam
© Flickr/taniazza
An aerial view of a cable-stayed bridge across the Eastern Bosphorus strait to Russky Island
© Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Henderson Wave bridge in Singapore is located 36 metres above ground and is the highest pedestrian bridge in the city
© Flickr/yeowatzup
Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia
© Flickr/boudster
Banpo Bridge in downtown Seoul over the Han River, South Korea is world's longest bridge fountain
© Flickr/mkbailey2
Cirkelbroen translated as The Circle Bridge connects the areas around Copenhagen Harbour
© wikimedia.org/Michael Button

China is celebrating the opening of the world's longest sea-crossing bridge linking the cities of Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is a bridge–tunnel system, which consists of a series of three cable-stayed bridges and one undersea tunnel, as well as two artificial islands. The bridge is 55 kilometers long.

There are thousands of bridges dotting the landscapes around the world, that can be called true architectural masterpieces. Some of them - in this photo gallery by TASS.

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