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World's Largest Bridge
« on: September 28, 2009, 08:21:38 PM »
World's Largest Bridge to Stretch Over 13 Miles Long

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Maybe.. that dream of the Trinidad-Tobago bridge can come through after all ?????... it will be about half that size...







Construction on what would become the world's longest marine causeway, connecting Qatar and Bahrain, is due to begin next year, and what a project it is: We're talking about a bridge more than 13 miles long, costing around $3 billion.

Somewhat adorably named the Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway, this massive bridge is expected to take around 4.5 years to complete and cost somewhere between $2.3 and $3 billion, but should be a great help for travel between Qatar and Bahrain. The trip currently takes more than four hours and will be reduced to 30 minutes on the bridge, and those in charge expect 10,000 to 20,000 vehicles per day to use it.
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Re: World's Largest Bridge
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 09:23:56 PM »
How is this the world's largest bridge?
If it's a causeway, there are several longer (lake ponchartrain for one)

If it's a single span, then it would not be the 13 mile distance, but the cable-stayed span in the middle.

OK,
I see that its a 40km (25mi) bridge
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Re: World's Largest Bridge
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 05:44:51 AM »

 Problem with a Tobago bridge is that it will be over part of the Atlantic ocean and that poses its own problems like currents, waves , depth (if there would be subsea foundations), storms or wind shear problems.
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Re: World's Largest Bridge
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 07:36:21 AM »

 Problem with a Tobago bridge is that it will be over part of the Atlantic ocean and that poses its own problems like currents, waves , depth (if there would be subsea foundations), storms or wind shear problems.
Corruption, drunk men driving off the side, bandits hiding under the bridge, man boning thing in the night.

That corruption one alone is reason why it can't work.