Saturday, August 29, 2009

Macau - Lotus Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1999-06-16 

Lotus Bridge (Ponte Flor de Lotus or Lotus Flower Bridge) is a cross border bridge linking the Cotai reclaimed area of Macau with Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, mainland China. The bridge is the second road crossing between China and Macau, the other being the Portas do Cerco Frontier Checkpoint on the northernmost point of Macau Peninsula.
The Lotus Bridge is located about 1 minute 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 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 China.

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