The most ambitious water bridges from around the world

Bridge - is the most complex piece of engineering, the design of which takes a long time. Let's look at the most difficult and, therefore, the most beautiful and unusual bridges from around the world.

It has long aqueducts were used to supply water to the city and to the 17th century, no one thought to use them for traffic. With the advent of modern canal systems began to appear and the relevant aqueducts, such as the channel on the river Loire, built in 1896. That he stayed the longest navigable aqueduct to the world of the 21st century, when it was built Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany. In this article you will learn about the three most prominent channels of the world.

1. The Magdeburg Water Bridge.

The bridge was opened in October 2003 and connects the Elbe-Havel with Mitteland, crossing the river Elbe. With a length of 918 meters - the longest navigable aqueduct in the world.
Previously, the Elbe-Havel and Mitteland occurred in Magdeburg, but on opposite sides of the Elbe River, which flowed significantly lower than the channels themselves. To move from one channel to the other ships had to make a detour of 12 kilometers, then spend an hour on the descent in a special elevator for boats to Elba, and then rise again to another channel, located above. Everything else, the low water level in the Elbe often prevented fully loaded barges passing through the channel successfully done this intersection. I had to spend quite a lot of time for loading and unloading goods.

After the reunification of Germany and the establishment of major trade routes of the country the construction of the water bridge has become the number one priority for the government.

Work began in 1997 and construction took six years and cost 500 million euros. Water Bridge connects the internal network of channels in Germany to the ports along the Rhine River.


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