The world’s longest bridge and Tunnel Sea crossing – the Hong KongZhuhai-Macao
Bridge – opened today, providing a major boost to regional tourism. The bridge connects
Hong Kong to cities throughout the Greater Bay Area of southern China, bringing the attractions of Macao
and Guangdong within easy reach and making Hong Kong a hub for visitors from around the world to
explore the fascinating and diverse region.
The bridge is the first major combined road and tunnel sea-crossing in the Greater Bay Area, spanning 55 kilometres across the Pearl River Delta from an artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to Macao and Zhuhai in mainland China. It is the world’s longest sea crossing and the sixth longest bridge on earth. 20 times longer than San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
It contains enough steel (400,000 tons) to build 60 Eiffel Towers and is designed to last 120 years, two decades longer than the lifespan of most major cross-sea bridges. The mega-project will become an instant and iconic
landmark for Hong Kong and the Greater Bay area and has already been named by the Guardian as one
of the architectural Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
The bridge will consolidate Hong Kong’s position as a hub for multi-destination travel within the Greater
Bay Area, which includes nine cities in the Guangdong Province and two Special Administrative Regions.
It shortens the journey from Hong Kong International Airport to Zhuhai from four hours to just 45 minutes.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge puts a wealth of diverse cultural attractions in Macao and
Guangdong within easy reach of Hong Kong, 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 and many more. Visitors
can now more conveniently than ever combine Hong Kong and attractions across Greater Bay Area into a
single multi-destination itinerary. A fast and convenient cross-border bus service is available to take pioneering travellers over the iconic new bridge between Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai.