Five bridges that run ships
• Five of bridges that run ships
This engineering design, the bridge can be used not only for pedestrians walking, driving cars or trains. There are special bridges, which can even move ships and barges. Here and now it goes about five of the most prominent representatives of this family.
1. Axle Magdeburg aqueous
This water bridge called the "Crossroads of water streets". Today it is the largest of the existing bridge, which can take the ship. It is he as eloquently shows the name of the German city of Magdeburg. With the help of two channels are connected with the Elbe. The idea of such structures appeared in the XVIII century, but implemented it in 2003 alone. aqueduct length - 912 meters. Trench Width - 32 meters. Depth - 4.5 meters. Height above the Elbe - 227.4 meters.
2. Briarsky water bridge
The oldest ship in Europe aqueduct. Structure built 40 years during the period from 1602 by 1642. Is a bridge in France. On the works of more than 12 thousand people were involved. Canal de Briare Bridge connects the River Seine and the Loire. The length of the structure is 56 km, the depth - 1.8 meters. In addition, there has 36 gateways. In the 19th century, the aqueduct was rebuilt, becoming the longest in Europe - 662.7 meters. Trough bridge held 13 thousand tons of water.
3. Aqueduct Pont du Sart
Belgian Water Bridge, which goes to the Central Canal and has a width of 46 meters. See the construction can be close to the city Houdeng-Goegnis. The total weight of construction is 65 thousand tons. Keeps bridge 28 columns, the diameter of each of which is 3 meters. The total length of the water bridge is 496 meters.
4 Wheel Falkirk
The engineering design for the movement of ships between channels Union and Forth of Clyde in Scotland. 9 hours courts have to overcome the 11 locks. For a long time we did not go on the artery vessels. It only changed at the end of last century, when the floodgates have decided to replace the singular "Falkirk Wheel" with two buckets. Each bucket can lift four barges at a time. The height of the bridge - 35 meters.
5. Channel Aqueduct them. Moscow
The design is on the channel Volga-Moscow. The length of the aqueduct with two gateways is 1500 meters. He erected on an artificial embankment between the River Moscow and Tushino reservoir. One gateway ship runs approximately 60 minutes. The difference in height is 36 meters. channel depth - 5.5 meters. Under the aqueduct are several tunnels for highways and pedestrian walkways.