China Railway Construction Corporation began the construction phase of the main structure with the drilling of the first pile.

The bridge, which will be built east of Friendship Bridge under a design-and-build contract, will connect a land reclamation area and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Zhuhai-Macao port to the north with another reclamation area to the south. It will span the outer and inner harbour waterways.

 The 3.1km-long bridge will carry eight traffic lanes. The section over the sea will be about 2.9km long and will include with two navigable spans of 280m.