Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge officially opens to traffic today

Updated: 2013-05-28
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The Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge
The Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge officially opened to traffic today, and the toll fee for sedan cars is 25 yuan (about 4 US dollars).
With a designed speed of 100 km/h, the double-direction 6-lane cross-sea bridge will shorten the travel time from Xiamen’s Haicang District to Zhangzhou’s harbor district to half an hour, one-quarter of the previous two-hour drive.
The main toll gate, which is shaped like a Minnan-style traditional house, is located on Haimen Islet. The highway features both manual toll collection and an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system.
Pedestrians, motorbikes/e-bikes and other motor vehicles with a maximum speed below 70 km/h are prohibited from the bridge.
How to drive to Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge from Haicang
Xia-Zhang Bridge
Those who want to drive to Zhangzhou from Xiamen should find their way to the Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge in Haicang District.
After arriving in Haicang, drive along Maqing Road (马青路) in the direction of Jiaomei (角美), keep on driving until Qingjiao Ciji Palace (青礁慈济东宫) where an interchange to the Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge can be found. The interchange is located near the junction of Maqing Road (马青路) and Jiaosong Road (角嵩路) (The area marked with a circle in the picture).
Xiamen-Zhangzhou Intercity Bus
Xia-Zhang Intercity Bus
  A bus route map of the Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity bus
An intercity bus service from Zhangzhou Development Zone to Haicang District will also be launched on the same day the Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge opens. 
The intercity bus will depart from Xiamen University’s Zhangzhou Affiliated Middle School, pass Zhangzhou Campus of Xiamen University (South Gate, North Gate), Nanpaobai Park, Zhangzhou Development Zone Management Committee (Huashang Hotel), Taishan Road and Zhaoshang Avenue Intersection, Zhaoshang Water, Xiamen-Zhangzhou Cross-sea Bridge, Haicang Qingjiao, and arrive at Haicang Bus Terminal. 
The intercity bus will run hourly from 6:30am to 22:00pm, and the bus fare is set at 5 yuan. 
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