Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge set to open on 30th June, significantly shortening travel time between cities

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Shenzhen–Zhongshan Bridge

25th June 2024 – (Shenzhen) Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge, is on track to be completed soon, although the official opening date has not been announced. Speculations have been circulating, suggesting that the bridge might open to the public on 28th June. However, recent sources indicate that there has been a slight change in the projected opening date. According to reliable information from Mainland authorities, there is a higher chance that the bridge will be open for traffic on 30th. Although the exact time has yet to be determined, it is anticipated that there might be an opening ceremony to mark the occasion. The inaugural travel group, initially planned for 28th June, has been rescheduled to depart on 30th June.

The chosen date for the potential opening of the bridge, June 30th, falls on a Sunday, with the following day being a public holiday. This timing is expected to attract Hong Kong residents to try the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge for their northbound journeys, taking advantage of the significant reduction in travel time between Zhongshan and Shenzhen. Once operational, the bridge will provide a convenient and time-saving alternative to the frequently congested Humen Bridge. With a total length of 24 kilometres, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge comprises the Lingdingyang Bridge, an artificial island, and an underwater tunnel. It will allow vehicles to travel at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour, faster than the 50-kilometer per hour speed limit on the Humen Bridge. With a total of eight lanes (four in each direction), the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge will also have two more lanes compared to the Humen Bridge, accommodating an estimated daily traffic flow of up to 100,000 vehicles.

Once operational, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge will significantly shorten travel time between the western part of Guangdong Province and Shenzhen. Commuters can bypass the frequent traffic congestion experienced on the Humen Bridge, reducing their travel time from approximately two hours to less than half an hour.