Lótus Bridge

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Lótus Bridge
Lotus Bridge 03.JPG
Coordinates22°08′25″N 113°32′48″E / 22.1402°N 113.5468°E / 22.1402; 113.5468
Carries6 lanes
CrossesShap Sam Mun Waterway (十三門水道)
LocaleCotai and Hengqin
Official namePonte Flor de Lótus
Characteristics
DesignGirder bridge
Total length1,756 metres (5,761 ft)
Width30 metres (98 ft)
History
OpenedMarch 2000
Statistics
Tollfree
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 road crossing between mainland China and Macau. This border crossing is open between 09:00 to 20:00.

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. The bridge has been designed by Eng Nuno Costa (Profabril) and a Chinese company.

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