World’s Largest Bridge Over Water Opens in China CheapOair Staff June 30, 2011 general The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge The bridge that took over four years to build and an estimated 81 million cubic feet of concrete opened Thursday in China. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26.4 miles long and connects Qingdao to Huangdao island. It’s the world’s largest bridge over water. It’s a 110-foot wide structure. The cost appears to be unknown; various news sources said it cost $1.5 billion, while others have reported $2.3 billion and $8.8 billion. The Guinness-World-Record-setting bridge even has an undersea tunnel for traffic. According to the report by MSNBC, it can absorb a hit of a 300,000-ton vessel and is even earthquake and typhoon proof.