After nine years of construction the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HKZM) opened on 24th October 2018. Spanning 55km across the Pearl River Estuary, HKZM is a series of interconnecting bridges and tunnels, supported by a small artificial island, and said to be the longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing in the world.
The bridge has been designed as a pivotal land transport link between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao and includes a dual three lane carriageway starting from the artificial island near Hong Kong International Airport to the eastern shores of Macao. Expected to last 120 years, HKZM will cut land transport time between Hong Kong and Macao to just 45 minutes, down from four hours and is within easy reach of Hong Kong’s tourism attractions.
Dr Peter Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board said: “Following last month’s commencement of the High Speed Rail Hong Kong Section, which connects Hong Kong to the Mainland’s High Speed Rail network and further reinforces our position as China’s southern most gateway, the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge marks a significant milestone in the establishment of a one-hour living circle in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and creates new opportunities for tourism development in the region.”