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River built OVER a River in Germany - AMAZING

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posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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Its just a bridge??




posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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That's quite fancy. Certainly not a modern miracle...it's pretty much just an overpass with water, but it is pretty cool to see.

As for the physics: I want to point out that, if the water on the river bridge is contained, then the boats do add more weight. The fact that water is displaced means nothing...the displaced water is still present, as is the boat, so the boat would still add weight. I don't know how the river is set up (I just looked at the picture, I didn't really care enough to read anything), but, if it's like a canal, with specific self-contained sections, then the boats do add weight to the river bridge. If it's just free-flowing water, then the boats don't add weight, but only because the water is displaced evenly, which means the weight added to the river bridge by the boat is counteracted by the same amount of water leaving the river bridge as the boat enters it.

It's complicated, really...but boats really do add weight to things. It just all depends on whether or not the water on the river bridge is contained.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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it carries a canal - not a river , a quite important distinction



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Very amazing. Thanks for sharing OP, I was unaware this even existed.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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the vessels do NOT add any mass to the canal - why ? because sluices at each lock on the canal keep the water level constant at all times



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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its actually just an aqueduct



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Then that'll do it.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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I was gonna say what you said when I saw the picture, amazing Engineering. I like seeing such images of hope, because it shows that humans are actually not completely obsessed in spending time and resources in tool of destruction.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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This is no big feat actually.

Just today on a special about the Panama Canal, there was a rotating canal bridge over a major river.
The rotating bridge allowed taller boats to go through of course and when the bridge was in the other way, it was a lock canal.

Really cool. But nothing new.



posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Thats cool too!!


I've seen a lot of "not that cool" posts throughout this thread... for some, no - for many... it's great
I personally like seeing ALLLL the awesome engineerings. And there are so many out there I know nothing of. This particular one is to add to the many that are undoubtably out there. So many of us never hear or see these things - guess we've got to start somewhere.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 02:31 AM
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What happens if the river on the bridge floods?



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 03:12 AM
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Quite common here in the UK.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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It is amazing to witness the skills involved in engineering.
Thanks for the thread O.P.
I live in Scotland and also have a nicely built water feature.
It is called the Falkirk wheel .... here is a clip i have tried to embed.
Hope it works as never posted vids before. :







edit on 2-8-2011 by the2010apprentice because: Embed problems



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 05:15 AM
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the waters above the waters. they stole this idea from the Bible.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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I like it.

might need a roundabout though

thanks for the post



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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If it had on and off ramps then I'd be really impressed.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:07 AM
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Yo dawg, we heard you like rivers, so we put a river in your river so you can boat while you boat.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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This is quite fantastic.

I think what makes this quite remarkable is the fact that we dont see feats of engineering like this everyday.

Truth is, most advanced technologies are kept out the mainstream so that when they create something as remarkable as this, we accept the fact that we are moving forward. But how fast?

Truth is, we are far advanced in technology by a minimum of 50 years.

They would never be able to pull of blue beam or whatever if we realised what technology they actually have.

Thats why in todays world, technology is released slowly into the mainstream



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 09:31 AM
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That is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Nic Pics.



posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 10:01 AM
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I LOVE bridges, but I'm just weird like that
and that's a really cool bridge. The engineering just fascinates me, I mean I know it's all physics etc but I'm still amazed that they stay up
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This is my favourite bridge (still on my to do list)

Millau viaduct

S&F for a new bridge to add to my collection of 'All time favourite bridges'.



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