Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Have you ever seen a WATER bridge over a river?

Have you ever seen a WATER bridge over a river?


Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe ! WaterBridge in
Germany .
What a feat!
Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering!
This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West
Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg,
near
Berlin.
The photo was taken on the day of inauguration.
To those who appreciate engineering projects, here's a puzzle for you armchair
engineers and physicists.
Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and
barge tr affic, or just the weight of the water???

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