Friday, February 3, 2012

Water Bridge in Germany

Have you ever seen a river over a river? AMAZING....
Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!
Water Bridge in Germany . What a feat! 

The photo was taken on the day of inauguration . . .
To those who appreciate engineering projects, here's a puzzle for your 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!
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 .

Source of image and information:  Facebook

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, is based on Principle of Arquimedes. The weight over the bridge does not change because the water level is always constant (with the help of locks).