Thursday, May 17

Extreme Engineering!!!

Here's a fantastic sight to share on German's ingenuity .
Even after you see it, it's still hard to believe! ... What a feat! It took six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long... now a spectacle!

This channel-bridge over River Elbe joins the former East and West Germany as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg, near Berlin and this photo was taken on the inauguration day.

For those non-engineer trained who appreciates engineering project, here's a puzzle. Was the bridge designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic or just the weight of the water?