Daily Dose: Magdeburg Water Bridge

Add to TwitterPerhaps misleadingly described as a “concrete bathtub”, the Magdeburg Water Bridge stuns viewers with its more-than-washtub size. It’s just short of 1 km in length and required 68,000 cubic meters of concrete to create. Increased waterway reliability and capacity were the main reasons for its conception and realization. Magdeburg Bridge also offers walkways for pedestrians. Below, see a video interview by the Discovery Channel.

Click to watch Discovery's "How Stuff Works" video on the Magdeburg Bridge

The Magdeburg Bridge connects the Elbe-Havel and Mittelland canals (Berlin’s inland harbor and Rhine river ports), took six years to build, and cost a whopping 1/2 billion euros.

Interested in reading about more amazing bridges? Check out these Daily Dose entries:

Rolling Bridge
Henderson Waves
Pont du Gard

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