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A couple cool bridges

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Taking six years to build and costing around half a billion euros, the massive undertaking will connect Berlin's inland harbor with the ports along the Rhine river. At the center of the project is Europe's longest water bridge measuring in just shy of a kilometer at 918 meters. The huge tub to transport ships over the Elbe took 24,000 metric tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete to build.

The water bridge will enable river barges to avoid a lengthy and sometimes unreliable passage along the Elbe. Shipping can often come to a halt on the stretch if the river's water mark falls to unacceptably low levels.
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Thundering fighter jets streamed the blue, white and red of the French tricolor as President Jacques Chirac on Tuesday dedicated the world's tallest bridge, a skyway span dwarfing the Eiffel Tower by more than 50 feet.

Ahead of its public opening Thursday, the Millau bridge in southern France has been celebrated as a work of art combining the strength of cement and steel with the "delicacy of a butterfly."

Images of the bridge, which dominates the Rhone Valley countryside for miles, have appeared in national media for days.

Stretching 1.6 miles through France's Massif Central mountains, the bridge will enable motorists to take a drive 891 feet above the Tarn River valley.

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Gas Man said:
Thought we already had a bridge thread? :dupe: :cheers:
:dupe: That is even the same bridge that's in mine :cheers: But pretty cool angle for that first pic.
Guess that means we can turn this into a :whore: thread than right :dthumb:
jeeps84 said:
You mean it wasn't to start with. :lol:
:lol: good point. I think it's a double standard here, he locked the other thread that was a dupe...but nooooo, he doesn't lock his. :whore: :whore: :whore: :whore: :whore:
I think I saw that episode as well, it was pretty amazing. Bridges in general a really under appreciated in my opinion. The amount of engineering involved are simply amazing.
ShanMan14 said:
What're the chances we both posted a bridge thread at the same time? :lol:
I'll let it slide and give you the benefit of the doubt :dthumb: The picture in yours was the one I was trying to find anyway :lol:
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