Dezeen » Chinese authorities have announced that the bridge between Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and Macau is on track to open, despite concerns that parts of the structure have been washed away by the sea. Hong Kong’s Highways Department rebuffed claims that the concrete blocks protecting an artificial island connecting the Hong Kong side of the bridge to the tunnel under Mainland China’s waters have been damaged by waves.
Verdict » The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge has yet to open to the public. However, there are already concerns about the safety of the 55 kilometer (34-mile) sea-crossing structure. Regardless, Chinese officials from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority have insisted that the image doesn’t show damage and that the structure was deliberately designed as it appears.
The Guardian » Authorities overseeing construction of the world’s longest sea bridge are working to allay concerns that parts of the massive structure are starting to drift away in the sea. Photos taken earlier this month showed a jagged shoreline around one of the islands as wave-absorbing concrete blocks appeared separated from the protective barrier and partly submerged.
XinhuaNet » A bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao has moved a step closer to official opening, with a major tunnel project fully completed Saturday. The 55-kilometer Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, situated in the Lingdingyang waters of the Pearl River Estuary, will be the world’s longest sea bridge.
South China Morning Post » Road surfacing works for the Hong Kong section of the mega bridge connecting the city to Zhuhai and Macau have been completed, marking a significant step towards the project’s operation. More than five years since construction began, the 12km Hong Kong Link Road – featuring a tunnel, viaduct and reclaimed roads – has now taken shape as seen from photos supplied by the Transport Department.