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This first bridge is part of a proposal to connect Hong Kong with mainland China. To do that, they had to solve the problem of driving on the other side of the road.

In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road. In mainland China, they drive on the right side. Here's the solution: A road flipper that physically twists the roads over each other.

An existing bridge that achieves that goal is the Lotus Bridge. The Lotus Bridge is a cross border bridge linking Macau with Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, mainland China. The Lotus Bridge is located about 8 km (5 mi) of road traffic west of Macau International Airport.

The bridge has three lanes in each direction, with the south set of lanes following the custom of Macau's driving on the left towards mainland China to the west. The approach roads to the bridge on the mainland side have an unusual arrangement to facilitate switching traffic to driving on the right in mainland China.

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By netchicken: posted on 13-6-2010








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