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China Unveils Longest Road Bridge

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With an overall length of 42.58km, the route between Qingdao and Huangdao will be shortened by 30km, cutting the travel time by about 20 minutes.

So it cost £5.5bn to build and saves 20 minutes, economically viable?



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Not as bad as the M6 Toll. Not sure what it cost, but it's a mile or two longer than the M6 between J4 and J11 and involves a mandatory stop for the tollbooth, thus taking more time than the route it replaced around 90% of the time.

I take it you never travel on the M6 past Birmingham because that is the biggest load of tosh I have ever heard on here.

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Yeah, all the time. OK, there may be 4 hours a day where time savings can be pretty much guaranteed, so take that 90% down to 80%. Even so, it rarely seems worth the £5 to save a few minutes on a 27 mile route, and the point remains that this road does not offer any distance saving.

Fair enough*, I assume you travel by car when you go on holiday to say Spain for example. No point going by plane of course as there is no distance saving ;)

* I have been on the M6 past Birmingham at many different times of day and it is always hideous, I'm more than happy to throw £5 out of the window and then travel at Warp speed whenever I travel up North to see relatives. Wouldn't do it on a daily basis of course but well worth the money if you ask me.

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