(CBS) - China, the land of ceaseless construction, is celebrating another milestone. Introducing the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge, the world's longest bridge over seawater. Recently completed in the eastern coastal town of Qingdao, this engineering marvel is over 26 miles long.
The marathon-length bridge spans the Jiaozhou Bay and is expected to carry over 30,000 cars a day, connecting Qingdao with the suburb of Huangdao.
The bridge took four years to build at a cost of roughly $88 billion (55.5 billion pounds.) The Qindao Haiwan is nearly three miles longer than the previous record holder: the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana.
China is currently home to seven of the world's ten longest bridges, including the number one spot. The Danyang-Kunshan rail bridge, which runs over land and water near Shanghai, is the record holder at 102-miles long.