China's Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Associated Press
This photo taken Wednesday, June 29, 2011 released by China's Xinhua news agency shows the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. China opened Thursday, June 30, 2011, the world's longest cross-sea bridge, which is 42 kilometers (26 miles) long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Yan Runbo) NO SALES

View gallery

3 photos

China's enormous span is longer than a marathon in length and cost more than a billion dollars.

View Comments