9.11.2010

A River Over a River!

Amazing Engneering!!
Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!
A water Bridge 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... It amazes me to learn how engineering can produce such a magnificent work! Now my question is, will it withstand time and nature???

To all who appreciate engineering projects, here's a puzzle for you!

Question:
Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic, or just the weight of the water?

Answer:
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!

Yep! How amazing a human brain is!
Want to learn more? see Europe’s Largest Water Bridge Opens
 





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing!
MA

Africa girl said...

Isn't it! thanks for visiting. I wish I was able to see it myself! I'm not sure of crusing in it though!