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Magdeburg Water Bridge


Magdeburg Water Bridge (German: Wasserstraßenkreuz Magdeburg) is Europe's largest water bridge in Germany.

The idea of ​​this bridge construction beginning in 1919 then in 1938 made ​​up rangcang but delayed by the World War II with the construction of a canal bridge Magdeburg, indicating reunite the former West Germany with the former East Germany and serves as the connecting line that connects the port perlayaran in Berlin with the existing ports on the Rhine river along both sides of the bridge is open for visitors pedestrians and cyclists. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 2003 at a cost of € 500 million for engineering water offsetting the difference in height between the Mittelland canal with the Elbe-Havel canal is a bridge along the 918 m (690 m above the ground and 228 m above the water surface) and into 4.25 m and 34 m wide bowl has a maximum span 106 m and uses about 68 000 m3 of concrete and 24,000 tons of steel that allows the Mittelland canal cruise through the canal from the Elbe-Havel on the Elbe to the stricken area Ruhr industrial.

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  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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