China’s sea bridge could be adrift

The Guardian Weekly - - World roundup -

12 Au­thor­i­ties over­see­ing con­struc­tion of the world’s long­est sea bridge are work­ing to al­lay con­cerns that parts of the struc­ture are drift­ing away.

Con­struc­tion of the 55km link con­nect­ing Hong Kong, Ma­cau and main­land China in­volves the build­ing of ar­ti­fi­cial is­lands, new roads and a tun­nel. Pho­tos taken ear­lier this month of the shore­line of one of the is­lands show wave­ab­sorb­ing con­crete blocks sep­a­rated from the pro­tec­tive bar­rier and partly sub­merged. The pho­tos have prompted con­cern about the struc­tural in­tegrity of the is­land.

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