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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #1
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River Over River

Can anyone tell me where this bridge (river) over this river is? My guess it's in the Netherlands?

I'm amazed.

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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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It's near Magdeburg in Germany

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Old November 15th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanx fettekatz for the info!

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Old November 15th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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endeed amazing
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Old November 17th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #5
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I see something like this for the first time in my life!!
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Old November 18th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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I guess this is the closest we get to it in Sweden:

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Old November 19th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #7
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The closest we have in Scotland is the Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk is located just outside Glasgow.





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Old November 20th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #8
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Interesting!
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Tsūjun Bridge (通潤橋 -kyō) is an aqueduct in Yabe, Kumamoto, Japan. It is an arch bridge completed in 1854 and is 84.0m long. The arch spans 27.3m. It is the largest stone aqueduct in Japan.[1]
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Old November 25th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #10
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truly amazing
so whats the purpose of that "river bridge" in Germany?
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Old November 25th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #11
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so whats the purpose of that "river bridge" in Germany?
Shipping canals are very common in Europe, and canals must travel essentially flat, for obvious reasons (water runs downhill for those who are still struggling)

When a canal hits a hill, it either goes through in a tunnel, or rises over via a series of locks. (or a aqueduct when passing over a valley)

Two canals may cross each other like the ones above. Generally they would be at different levels, so the best way to cross them is by a bridge. These water bridges are very common in Europe and many are still in use (and being constructed) today.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #12
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This one is really amazing and beautiful. Why didn't Japanese repair the leakage?
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Old November 25th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #13
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this thing in glascow looks great! but it took me some time until i understood how it works

another german one can be found in Minden / Westphalia
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Old November 26th, 2007, 04:37 AM   #14
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@Justme:

thx 4 the info
i was often in Germany for the last few years but never saw anything similar,is there any canal of that kind in Ruhrgebiet near Köln or Düsseldorf?

BTW sorry for my English, it is nearly 5 a.m. and i am dead tired
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #15
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I always marvel at how strong these bridges must be. Water obviosly weighs alot more than a thin layer of bitumen with cars on it and any movement would produce exagerrated pressures on the bridge superstructure. I have always considered these structures to be the ultimate in engineering!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #16
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There are lots of Aquaducts worldwide.

They were first used by the Romans, and there are some very historic examples in Italy and through out the old Roman Empire.

The UK's aquaducts were the result of the industrial revolution and were built by the great engineers of the time such as Thomas Telford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct

A Canal Boat crossing Thomas Telfords famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales.



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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #17
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There are lots of Aquaducts worldwide.

They were first used by the Romans, and there are some very historic examples in Italy and through out the old Roman Empire.

The UK's aquaducts were the result of the industrial revolution and were built by the great engineers of the time such as Thomas Telford.
Great pictures, thanks.

Year, but the Roman aqueducts are used for water supply, not shipping.

In fact, the far majority of shipping aqueducts are in Europe, comparatively, there are very few in the rest of the world.
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Old November 30th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #18
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Great pictures, thanks.

Year, but the Roman aqueducts are used for water supply, not shipping.

In fact, the far majority of shipping aqueducts are in Europe, comparatively, there are very few in the rest of the world.


Britain's aqueducts are mainly used as part of the Canal Network and are largely the result of industrial needs.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:58 AM   #19
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But an aqueduct is not usually "river over river" now is it?
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But an aqueduct is not usually "river over river" now is it?
Yes, it can be if you check the link below. There may actually be a better word in English, but I don't know it ;O) But when a river crosses another river, it becomes a man made bridge of water, or an aqueduct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqueduct
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