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Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Water Bridge over a River

Have You ever seen a Water Bridge over a river?...... My niece Jen sent me this in email, I don't know if this bridge really exist.. I just want you guys to see it..

Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!

Water Bridge in Germany . What a feat!

Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters 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 traffic, or just the weight of the water?

It only needs to be designed to withstand the weight of the water! Why? A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded.

4 Smart Readers SAID::

lolit said...

oh this is marvelous! i wish i can get a chance to see it,lol. kidding aside, it is really wonderful John.thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Wow, this is an amazing site to see. I've never seen anything like it. Very awesome! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by today.

shydub said...

Thats a nice picture john thanks for sharing, I wonder if there are fish in that river hehehehe.

About your question, we are having baby girl this time. Thanks for stopping at my site all the time

Dhemz said...

wow! that is amazing.....:)

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