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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Magdeburg Water Bridge Beautiful

World-tour-guides: The Magdeburg Water Bridge is a navigable water in Germany, opened its doors in October 2003. It connects the Elbe-Havel canal to the Central, across the river Elbe. It stands as the longest navigable aqueduct in the world with a total length of 918 meters (3012 feet). The Elbe-Havel Canal and the center channel had gathered near Magdeburg, but on opposite sides of the Elbe, which was a significantly lower height than the two channels. Ships sailing between the two had to make a 12-kilometer (7.5 mile) detour through Central Rothensee lift canal boats on the river Elbe, and then navigate down the river, before climbing Elbe -Havel canal through Niegripp blockade. Low water levels on the Elbe often prevented the channel fully loaded barges to make the trip, time of discharge of cargo.

Canal engineers had originally planned to combine these two bodies of water in 1919 and 1938 Rothensee boat lift and bridge anchors were in place, but construction was postponed during the Second World War. When the Cold War divided Germany, the project has been suspended indefinitely by the East German government. German unification and the creation of large water Water Bridge traffic routes a priority again. Work began in 1997, and the building is occupied for six years and cost € 500 million. The bridge connects the water now Berlin's inland ports network port along the Rhine River through the construction of the aqueduct is 24 000 tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete.

In addition, a bridge, a double lock was built so that ships landing on the deck and the Mittelland channel as the Elbe-Havel. In addition, a Rothensee block was built to land on ships from the bridge at the river Elbe and Magdeburg harbor. This block is the same way, and replaces the elevator Rothensee boat and can accommodate larger vessels that the elevator.

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