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China mega-motorway bridge opens to traffic

Hangzhou Bay Bridge, the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, opened to the public last week.

It is 36km long with six lanes in each direction. However massive traffic jams have been reported as drivers have slowed down to admire the views.

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge links Shanghai to the industrial city of Ningbo across Hangzhou Bay, cutting the driving distance between them by 120km.

The bridge was the first major mainland infrastructure project in China to invite private investment.

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