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Friday, June 18, 2010

A RIVER over A RIVER in GERMANY

LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE PHOTO BELOW ....................








Have you ever seen a Water Bridge over a river?
Pretty Cool !





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
Middleburg, 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?


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.

1 comments:

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