World’s Longest Sea-Bridge Opens With Delays, Glitches on All Sides

The world’s longest sea-bridge–connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau across China’s Pearl River estuary–opened to thin public traffic on Wednesday, with delays at both ends caused by the shuttle-bus system and immigration computers.

“I think that the updated details didn’t reach the system, so now it can’t read my card,” one traveler told RFA on arriving at Zhuhai in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, long lines formed in the former Portuguese enclave of Macau for shuttle buses to the immigration hall, prompting frustrations among travelers, while a shuttle bus broke down in Hong Kong.

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