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Quiz: How much do you know about bridges around the world?

How many buses fit on O’Connell Bridge?

Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

THE WORLD’S LONGEST sea-crossing bridge officially opened this week, linking Hong Kong and Macau with mainland China.

The €17 billion engineering marvel took almost a decade to build and incurred major delays and cost overruns.

But how does it measure up to other famous bridges and how much do you know about bridges in Ireland and around the world? 

How long is the bridge?
PA
55 kilometers
25 kilometers

80 kilometers
112 kilometers
According to officials, how many workers died during it's construction?
2
18

35
More than 50
What unusual thing are cameras on the bridge going to keep track of?
The number of times a driver changes lane
The number of times the driver blinks

The number of passengers in a vehicle
The number of times the driver yawns
This is the Millau Viaduct. What honour does it hold?
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World's highest bridge
World's longest suspension bridge

World's longest cable-stayed bridge
World's tallest bridge
Duge Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. What country is it in?
Japan
Mexico

Italy
China
This is the Pont du Gard in the south of France. When was this ancient Roman aqueduct built?
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Between 250 and 100 BC
Between 19 BC and 150 AD

From 150 to 370 AD
From 850 to 980 AD
What's the longest bridge in the Republic of Ireland?
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Boyne River Bridge
William Dargan Bridge

River Suir Bridge
Rice Bridge
It's just four meters shorter than this bridge. What county is this one in?
Wikipedia
Tyrone
Antrim

Down
Derry
What was the Ha'penny Bridge originally called?
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Wellington Bridge
Grattan Bridge

Liffey Bridge
Father Mathew Bridge
O'Connell Bridge is wider than it is long.
RollingNews.ie
True
False
And finally, how many Dublin Buses can it fit lengthways?
7
4

2
5
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