Lótus Bridge

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Lótus Bridge
Lotus Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 22°08′25″N 113°32′48″E / 22.1402°N 113.5468°E / 22.1402; 113.5468
Carries 6 lanes
Crosses Shisanmen Waterway (十三門水道)
Locale Cotai and Hengqin
Official name Ponte Flor de Lótus
Design Girder bridge
Total length 1,756 metres (5,761 ft)
Width 30 metres (98 ft)
Opened March 1999
Toll free
Western terminus of Lotus Bridge as seen from a commercial jet plane.

Lotus Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte Flor de Lótus; traditional Chinese: 蓮花大橋; simplified Chinese: 莲花大桥; pinyin: Liánhuā Dàqiáo; Jyutping: lin4 faa1 daai6 kiu4) is a cross-border bridge linking the Cotai reclamation area of Macau with Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China (PRC). The bridge is the second road crossing between mainland China and Macau, the other being the Posto Fronteiriço das Portas do Cerco at the northernmost point of the Macau Peninsula. This border crossing is open between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The Lotus Bridge is located about 8 km (5 mi) west of the Macau International Airport. The bridge has three lanes in each direction, and follows Macau's rule of the road of driving on the left. The approach roads to the bridge on the mainland Chinese side have an unusual arrangement to facilitate switching traffic to driving on the right in mainland China.

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