Thursday , 24 April 2014

What A Great Idea














  1. a pretty nice idea it is.. hopefully, the sewerage is working..

  2. Its very interesting despite of those who take it for granted , it required a big deal of learning and effort to do such MARVELS, ppl should be proud of their successes , or their parents successes anyhow

  3. uhhh…. It’s called a tunnel. Though most of the time they just go under rivers.

  4. Looks nice but as a practical matter……Whats the depth of the bridge and how deep does the keel go on a typical boat which will cross the bridge? Another matter is water is pretty heavy and the bridge would have to support that tonnage. Lots of engineering questions……

  5. yea ok, but when it rains, where does the rain water drain off to??

  6. They do exist… for one, the Posey Tunnel in Alameda (CA).

  7. I think I have been there recently. Very practical approach of the Frisians.

  8. its called an aquaduct!

    and this is beter than build a hughe bridg or something else.
    This dont interupt the country sights


  10. i would simply make a bridge(overpass) for the highway. It’s much easier and cars are lighter than full of water.

  11. what if they started to leak the water? simple overpass for the highway is safer isn’t it?

  12. Lol, it is an aquaduct and the romans thought it was a great idea too, 2000 years ago.

  13. LOL, why not just a bridge?

  14. dis muzt bee a nu invenshun, cos know 1 cud have fort of dis befoor, if only de romans had fort of dis den maybee da wurld wood be difrunt… oh wait… they did.

  15. Interesting question “what if it rains?”. I guess they have a water pump system for that…at least.

  16. It’s called an aquaduct and here in the Netherlands we have several variations of these.

    They’ve been here for more than 30-40 years so I really can’t grasp why everybody is so suspicious and doubtfull about it. The sewerage is pumped off to a main sewer nearby with a pump. Exactly the opposite of how a toilet works. Water reaches a certain level underneath the road in the a collective bassin (so the actual tunnel is even deeper) and get’s pumped off at the moment the water reaches a certain level.

    There’s some internet links to view them above posted by others.

    Here’s the oldest one we have here in the NL.,4.666942&spn=0.002476,0.006968&t=k&z=18

  17. The idea is so good, that they already implemented it.

    Started making bridges like that in the 1800s, and they included roads underneath.

  18. Is that in Holland ?
    What a great bridge.

  19. It’s called a aquaduct for real. The are quite common here in the Netherlands.
    Her an example of one being build.

    So no photoshop guys.


  20. the design is out of this world.

  21. it’s a great idea and it’s very usefull

  22. Great pictures.amazing and interesting.ilove these pictures.give more nature beautiful landscapes.By tkecare

  23. lol..i can’t stop laughing..this is one of the best photos i have ever watch

  24. great technology and best idea

  25. Nothing new… I can think of two here in Canada right off the top of my head… tunnel under the St. Lawrence Seaway in Beauharnois, QC and under the Welland Canal in Windsor, ON

    Why do it this way? Much less engineering than a bridge tall enough to have traffic go over and much less of a visual eyesore IMO.

  26. Any of you ever heard of the “Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel” ?

  27. it is in Mexico, SE of Veracruz

  28. We have had this in The Netherlands for a loonnng time.. nothing really new here, but a very nice photo though. :)

  29. Anyone who thinks that is photo shopped is not very well educated. How about the Chesapeak Bay Bridge tunnel in Maryland that goes entirely underwater? I’ve driven through it before. It’s considered one of the “7 engineering wonders of the modern world” so its nothing to sneeze at, but it exists.

  30. dion says:
    July 26, 2010 at 12:23 am
    Looks nice but as a practical matter……Whats the depth of the bridge and how deep does the keel go on a typical boat which will cross the bridge? Another matter is water is pretty heavy and the bridge would have to support that tonnage. Lots of engineering questions……

    Very funny. There are a lot of underwater tunnels. Not the least of which is the Chunnel (between France and England, which does go deeper than the actual water). From an engineering point of view, underwater tunnels have been built for a long time, and are actually quite simple compared to over water bridges, which must also consider weight, wind resonance (look up the Tacoma Narrows Bridge if you don’t believe me), corrosion from water, wind, and vibration,

  31. There’s a simple reason why these aqueducts can be favored over bridges and it can even be seen in the picture: Sailing boats. Their depth is rather moderate but their mast height can be quite high

  32. its built that way so sailing boats with high masts can drive trough. It would be much more complicated to build a bridge that high …

  33. in Friesland we have at least three aquaducts or naviducts, Sneek, Grouw and Akkrum

  34. this photo is to see the human mind what can do ……… its so incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. These are most common in Holland. No waiting for bridges to close/open.

  36. Its super idea as technology advanced and excellent people coming with futuristic methods to get things done in systematic and easy way. Thanks to new technologies and great human brain.

  37. Within 30 miles of my home (in Friesland, Netherlands) I know 10 aquaducts of this kind. I live in an area known for its sailing tourism and for important waterways crossing important roads this appears to be the best solution by far.

  38. An aquaduct =)

  39. Typical Dutch invention! :-) hereby another one;,+The+Netherlands&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=55.849851,79.013672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Harderwijk,+Gelderland,+The+Netherlands&t=h&ll=52.025234,4.666615&spn=0.003268,0.009645&z=17

    Near a place called Gouda, this aquaduct is crossing one of the main highways in the Western part of the Netherlands.

    Proud to be Dutch :-)

  40. Why not a bridge?

    The project would have to be four times the size/complexity to get a bridge large enough to pass a boat mast under.
    Or have an opening bridge.
    This one cost nothing to run.
    Brilliant in it’s simplicity.
    Only the Dutch.

  41. Its showing human can do anything, if thay intending.

  42. lol @ everybody saying “what if it rains?”

    fucking spastics

  43. When I was a child, my father had a sailing boat. We sailed many of the dutch lakes and waterways, and we’ve crossed several of those aquaducts. I must have been somewhere between 10 and 15 years, back then… I’m 51 now, so some of these constructions must have existed for quite a bit longer than 40 years already…

    It’s really amazing to sail across an aquaduct and stop halfway, moaring at the railing, and see cars pass beneath you. That was mighty impressive!

  44. At first glance i taught that is was a graphics trick.
    but it is possible, very creative

  45. Interesting that a leopard can get along with a dog. I hope its not photoshop.

  46. …I’m wondering how no one has made a “water under the bridge” pun yet. Anyone?

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