Macau’s Bridge Too Far – From Everything But Hong Kong International Airport By Muhammad Cohen, Forbes December 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge opened in October but the impact of the world’s longest sea crossing on Macau’s tourism and gaming sectors has been muted. A test ride across the US$20 billion, 55 kilometer (34 mile) span confirms that the bridge adds options but not necessarily value for most travelers. It may, however, help Macau emulate a business model that’s worked well for Las Vegas and Singapore and belatedly meet a major objective of casino liberalization. The ferry ride between the Hong Kong and Macau, the world’s casino capital, takes roughly an hour, compared with 37 minutes end to end by bridge. However, ferries depart from the middle of Hong Kong and arrive at Macau terminals served by free shuttle buses to major casinos.