In this way, from design to completion, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge lasted for 14 years and was finally born. Not all vehicles can run the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge!
Due to the consideration of Hong Kong and Macao’s road capacity and prevention of smuggling, China has implemented a very strict quota system. According to an expert calculation of Shenzhen Vocational and Technical College: According to the current total investment of the bridge, assuming a static payback period of 50 years, the annual comprehensive cost rate (including interest, maintenance, operating costs, etc.) is 1.5%, and the annual minimum toll of the bridge is estimated to be at least 3.68 billion yuan. According to the average charge of 150 yuan per trip, the bridge needs to travel 67,000 trips per day. The Director of the Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau, Chen Fan, revealed that by 2030, the bridge will have a daily traffic of 29,000. This figure is well below 67,000, and it will take 12 years to reach this level. In this way, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge may take a long time to recovery, may need more than 100 years to recover costs in the next century.