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Water Bridge in Germany
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 Magdeburg , near Berlin . The photo was taken on the day of inauguration.
 

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That's pretty impressive Topper.
 

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Are you going to try swimming it?
 

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rolfw said:
That's pretty impressive Topper.
I thought so but then I had this nagging doubt that it may be photoshop enhanced, I was hoping someone like T_G would be able to verify it's authenticity
 

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Topper said:
I thought so but then I had this nagging doubt that it may be photoshop enhanced, I was hoping someone like T_G would be able to verify it's authenticity
Looks genuine to me, it's not the first canal to cross a river.... :)
 

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Thanks for that Rolf I did have alook but only found similar articles to the one I posted, got to say it is very impressive
 

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Gave me brown undies 6 years ago when I made the 'journey'
Never again, look left 800ft drop look right 800 foot drop but I'm still in a longboat in a canal, yes and the canal is made of some very rusty cast iron bath tubs rivetted together:eek:
 

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#11
Topper said:
Gave me brown undies 6 years ago when I made the 'journey'
Never again, look left 800ft drop look right 800 foot drop but I'm still in a longboat in a canal, yes and the canal is made of some very rusty cast iron bath tubs rivetted together:eek:
What got me was not so much the drop either side, but that on the edge without the walkway, was a length of cast iron about three inches thick, holding the structure together, and keeping the water and barges in, nothing else.

Will try and find a picture I took (from inside the boat)
 
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