The $20 billion 'umbilical cord': China unveils the world's longest sea-crossing bridge
Updated 0858 GMT (1658 HKT) May 16, 2018
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- The $20 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world's longest sea-crossing bridge.
- The bridge is a central plank in China's ambitious plans to develop the Greater Bay Area.
- Although the bridge is an engineering marvel, its construction has been dogged by controversy.
(CNN)As we drive down the eerily deserted Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the murky waters of the Pearl River Delta stretch as far as the eye can see. There is no land in sight.