Pearl Bridge has been built ten years and opened on April 5, 1998. Its total length is 3911 meters, the central span -1991 meters, two side spans – 960 meters. It was and still is the longest suspension bridge in the world, but not the highest after entering Viaduct Milo. This suspension bridge is resistant to strong underwater currents and wind speeds of up to 80 meters per second, and it is not afraid of the earthquake to 8.5 points. This is largely due to a particularly strong, the strong rope, assembled by a special system – from a variety of steel wire bundles, with each bundle consisted of more than a hundred wires with a diameter of 5 millimeters. The suspension bridge was built by two million workers, it took $ 5 billion. Therefore, the cost of travel on the suspension bridge is large enough – 20 dollars. As a result, only few people can afford to pass on the bridge, while all other use ferries.
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