Concept Art for the Taiwan Strait land bridge story I posted over the weekend. (I drew this concept art from memory of what I have seen from a rough plan of the project). Link to previous article: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7185964.html
In 2008, Chinese and Taiwanese organizations began conceptualizing cross strait rail and highway projects, in light of implementation of “direct” shipping and flight.
1st set of concepts involved 3 separate tunnels under the ocean, 1 in the north, 1 in the middle, 1 in the south, connecting Taiwan to Mainland on 3 separate points.
However, this idea was dropped, it seems, because the instability of the ocean floor in the Strait.
The more recent idea in end of 2010, is to build a land bridge, at the northern part of Taiwan connecting to Fujian, crossing 100KM.
This involves, 1st building an artificial peninsula about 50KM out from Fujian, 2nd building an artificial peninsula about 25KM out from Taiwan side, and then connecting the 2 peninsula via a suspension bridge of about 25KM. (Some have thought of this as building a 100KM long suspension bridge).
The longest land bridge in the World is in China, approximately 32KM long, currently, but that’s in substantially more shallow water than would be for the Taiwan Strait.
*There are some charity organizations collecting money for this project, but I wouldn’t endorse any of them, since I don’t have their financial records on hand to examine.