China Opens World’s Longest Sea Bridge in Qingdao
The bridge beat the current Guinness World Record-holder, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana, by at least 2.5 miles.

A sign that reads: "Shandong Highway Corp. invests to operate Shandong Highway Jiaozhou Bay Bridge" is seen at Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, Shandong province June 27, 2011.

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Debuting its latest modern marvel, China has opened the world's longest sea bridge, a 26.4 mile-long structure that could easily span the length of the English Channel.

Expanding across the wide blue waters of Jiaozhou bay, the vast Y-shaped bridge connects the Northern port city of Qingdao with an airport built on a nearby island and the industrial suburb of Huangdao. The bridge halves the journey time to the other side of the bay, making it just 30 minutes.

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wonder if this was a "shovel ready" job... ha ha ha

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