Watch: Passengers pass through Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge via facial recognition system

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Zhuhai, Guangdong, China Published: Oct 24, 2018, 11.57 AM(IST)

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge officially opens to traffic Photograph:( Reuters )

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The bridge officially opened to the public at 9am on Wednesday.

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge officially opened for traffic on Wednesday as several passengers were seen going through China's Zhuhai border through the facial recognition systems.

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Chinese president Xi Jinping had opened the mega bridge on Tuesday which is touted as the world's largest bridge. Chinese authorities had started working on the bridge in December 2009 and it was finally completed in July last year.

The over 55 km bridge links China's Zhuhai city with Macao which was built under the "one country, two systems" policy. The project was jointly undertaken by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

The bridge built on the Pearl River delta showcases China's latest techological design with "yawn cams" meant to track a driver's sleep pattern including blood pressure and heart rate.

While opening the bridge, Xi lauded the people asserting that the brige embodied "spirit of surmounting all obstacles". 

 "It is in this way that socialism with Chinese characteristics has been developed. It is in this way that the principle of 'one country, two systems' has been implemented," Xi said during his speech.

After the ceremony, Xi toured and inspected the bridge in a vehicle.

Han Zheng, vice premier of China said that the bridge will help improve personnel and trade exchanges among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao while adding that it will also enhance the comprehensive competitiveness of the Pearl River delta.

The bridge officially opened to the public at 9am on Wednesday.

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