Houston Community News >> China Opens One of World's Largest Bridge

5/1/2008 BEIJING -- China Thursday inaugurated one of the world's longest bridges, which will provide an important new route into Shanghai, Chinese media said.

Presented as the "world's longest sea bridge", the 36-kilometre (22-mile) structure connects Jiaxing city near Shanghai to the port city of Ningbo in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

It is slightly shorter than the 38.4-kilometre Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge in the southern United States, which is often billed as the world's longest.

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