This is the bridge that connects Qingdao, which is the most eastern port of China, with an airport in Huangdao city on the island of Hongdao. The bridge is T-shaped with 3 entry/exit points, transecting the Jiaozhou Bay. The bridge is part of Jiaozhou Bay Connection Project together with Qing-Huang tunnel as they’re opened both on June 30, 2011.
The Qingdao-Huangdao bridge was built in four years with the hard work of at least 10 000 workers and costs nearly $1.5 milliard to the Chinese government. Designer of the bridge is Shandong Gaosu Group and is supposed to withstand on earthquakes with level 8 by Richter and typhoons. The facility is held by nearly 5 000 pillars and has 35 meters width, which is enough for 6 lanes. Construction of the bridge takes 450 000 tons of steel and 2.3 million cubic meters of concrete.
As we mentioned above, Qing-Huang tunnel opened on the same day. The tunnel adds 9.47 km to the Jiaozhou Bay Connection Project, which makes 51.97 km length in total.