China opens world's longest sea bridge

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China has completed a 55 km long sea bridge which links Hong Kong's Lantau island to Zhuhai in China as well as Macau.

The structure is supported by three cable-stayed bridges, using 400,000 tons of steel. It is also designed to withstand winds of up to 340 kph, according to the Guardian.

The bridge includes a 6.7 km long submerged tunnel between two artificial islands in shallow waters.

The bridge connects the Greater Bay Area across southern China and encompasses 11 cities in the region.

The bridge was completed after nearly nine years and cost nearly $20 billion.

The bridge was originally supposed to open in 2016, but was hit with repeated delays.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. A sea bridge and map of China
2. The structure of the bridge
3. The submerged tunnel part of the bridge
4. Map of China connecting cities in the region

VOICEOVER (in English):
"China has finally completed a 55 km long sea bridge which links Hong Kong's Lantau island to Zhuhai in China as well as Macau."

"According to the Guardian, the structure is supported by three cable-stayed bridges, using 400,000 tons of steel. It is also designed to withstand winds of up to 340 kph."

"The bridge includes a 6.7 km long submerged tunnel between two artificial islands in shallow waters."

"The bridge connects the Greater Bay Area across southern China and encompasses 11 cities in the region."

SOURCES: ABC News, CNN, LA Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, South China Morning Post, China Daily, The Guardian,
https://abcnews.go.com/International/worlds-longest-sea-bridge-opens-macau-hong-kong/story?id=58662116
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/21/world/hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge-intl/index.html
http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-hong-kong-mega-bridge-20181022-story.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/10/22/worlds-longest-sea-bridge-china-hong-kong-macau/1728927002/
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-22/world-s-longest-sea-bridge-brings-hong-kong-closer-to-china
https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/hong-kong/article/2169713/cooperation-needed-fully-maximise-benefits-mega
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/2169481/unique-and-beautiful-design-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-bridge
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/22/longest-sea-bridge-to-open-china-hong-kong-zhuhai-macau-permit