This should now be listed as the 8th wonder of the world.
Water bridge … over a river ….
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 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 traffic, or just the weight of the water?
Scroll down to check if your answer is correct.
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!
A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded. 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 .
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Incredible Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable aqueduct in Germany that connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittelland Canal , and allows ships to cross over the Elbe River At 918 meters, it is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world.
The Elbe-Havel and Mittelland canals had previously met near Magdeburg but on opposite sides of the Elbe . Ships moving between the two had to make a 12-kilometer detour, descending from the Mittelland Canal through the Rothensee boat lift into the Elbe, then sailing downstream on the river, before entering the Elbe-Havel Canal through Niegripp lock. Low water levels in the Elbe often prevented fully laden canal barges from making this crossing, requiring time-consuming off-loading of cargo.