Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge used by 14 million people in first year after inauguration

24 October 2019

The Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau bridge was used by 1.5 million vehicles carrying 14 million people during its first year, which was celebrated on Wednesday a year after its inauguration on 23 October 2018 by the President of China, Xi Jinping.

The Xinhua news agency quoted a bridge border control official as saying the number of people and vehicles has been steadily increasing since it opened.

The official also said that daily traffic reached 80,000 people during the Lunar New Year holidays and a peak of 113,000 people on 7 February.

The bridge operator, the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau Bridge Authority, reported that average daily traffic over the first 12 months since inauguration has ranged from 2,416 to 4,791 vehicles, including private cars, buses and lorries establishing the link between borders. (Macauhub)