CHINA’S JIAOZHOU BAY BRIDGE: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS OR TROUBLED BRIDGE OVER WATERS?

By Tim Greene

August 19, 2011

Haste makes waste. It took 4 years to build the 26 mile (42km) long bridge in China, but many wonder if enough time was put into building it to ensure safety. The bridge made the news for becoming the world’s longest sea bridge. It became open for public use on June 30, 2011 but some experts say the opening was rushed just to keep up with the opening schedule. According to BBC News,

“Chinese media reported finding incomplete crash-barriers, missing lighting and loose nuts on guard-rails.” 

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