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Troubled Waters

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Building the world’s longest sea bridge is no easy feat. Construction delays may cause the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to miss its scheduled December 2017 completion date.

Construction for the 50-kilometer (31-mile) HK$132.9 billion project—the scope of which includes a tunnel, link roads and two artificial islands—began in 2009 with an end date slated for 2016. Design and technical challenges, as well as a labor shortage, have pushed the date back to 2017. But with new delays in land reclamation efforts and a rising budget due to labor and construction cost increases, the government and drivers alike will have to be patient.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HONG KONG – ZHUHAI – MACAO BRIDGE HONG KONG PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

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