Technical Tour

Qingdao Expressway

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

    GeoChina International Conference will organize a technical tour to visit the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge.As of December 2012, Guinness World Records lists the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge as the world's "longest bridge over water (aggregate length)" at 41.58 km (25.84 mi).

    The technical tour will be starting from Jinan and ending at the Qingdao. Conference attendee who is participating the technical tour will be able to leave China from Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO). The technical tour consists of three major projects : (1) Jinan -> Qingdao Expressway (2) Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (3) Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel, after which we will stop at Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

    Qingdao Expressway, commonly referred to as the Qinglan Expresswayis an expressway that connects the cities of Qingdao, Shandong, China, and Lanzhou, Gansu. It is 1,795 km (1,115 mi) in length.

    Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is a 26.7 km (16.6 mi) long roadway bridge in eastern China's Shandong province, which is part of the 41.58 km (25.84 mi) Jiaozhou Bay Connection Project. The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge transects Jiaozhou Bay reducing the road distance between Qingdao and Huangdao by 30 km (19 mi) compared to the expressway along the coast of the bay, reducing travel time by 20 to 30 minutes. The design of the bridge is T-shaped with the main entry and exit points in Huangdao and the Licang District of Qingdao.

    Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel is an under-sea road tunnel located in Shandong Province in eastern People's Republic of China. It crosses underneath Jiaozhou Bay, connecting Huangdao to the south with the city of Qingdao in the north (see map), at the narrow entrance to the bay. The length of the tunnel road is 6.17 km (3.83 mi). The tunnel travels underground for 5.55 km (3.45 mi) with a sub-sea portion of 3.3 km (2.1 mi).

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel

Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel