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Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong’s troubled mega bridge

HONG KONG:  Billed as the world's longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) has been touted by supporters as an engineering wonder. But critics say the multi-billion dollar infrastructure mega-project is politically driven and a costly white elephant. Dogged by delays, budget overruns, accusations of corruption and the deaths of construction workers, there is little prospect it will open by the end of 2017 as hoped. Building started in 2009 on the…