Friday, March 20, 2009

HONG KONG ~Tsing Ma Bridge~

This is my second card ever from Hong Kong.... and what a view... This amazing bridge is a famous landmark in Hong Kong and connect Tsing Yi island and Ma Wan island. and also the Hong Kong international Airport to the urban area.

At 2.2km the bridge is the world's longest combined road and rail suspension bridge. it is designed to withstand 300 km/h winds and carries 6 lanes of traffic on the upper deck and 2 more lanes below for use in bad weather. The main span is 1,377m. The total length of the 160km suspension cable wire is enough ti circle the world four times. The new airport officially opened on July 6, 1998.

Photo © Keith Macgregor

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