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    WOW, what an amazing bridge

    never ceases to amaze me what humans can do. This bridge just built in france in taller than the eiffell tower. I have a feeling people are going to be flying to france to commit suicide. BTW the French still suck.

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    wow looks amazing...

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    Very impressive Engineering.

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    That is a big fookin bridge man.

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    I'm trying to figure out how they built the freaking thing. Those long expanses between pillars are long how did they get those massive multi ton concrete pieces up there and then hold them in place.

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    are u making this up hahahaha JJ... that looks awsome

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    I am in the bridge foundation business and have been following this bridge for a couple of years. There are others as beautiful and amazing as this. Engineering is amazing sometimes. It is the worlds tallest passenger vehicle bridge. There is one higher here in the US but it is for people only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    I am in the bridge foundation business and have been following this bridge for a couple of years. There are others as beautiful and amazing as this. Engineering is amazing sometimes. It is the worlds tallest passenger vehicle bridge. There is one higher here in the US but it is for people only.

    ona bridge so high how do they build the sections between the posts?

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    Well, regardless of how much Americans dislike the french, the fact remains that when it comes to engineering they are top notch...

    A few examples?

    Well, that bridge obviously
    Then there is the TGV trains
    The only supersonic passenger plane the concorde (in coop with the UK)
    The new Queen Mary 2 was built in France
    Airbus is the only company giving Boeing a really hard time
    One of the only other countries with a *serious* space program (more commercial sattelites are being put up in french Ariane rockets than by NASA right now)
    The Tigre attack helicopter (by Eurocopter a french-german company) rivals most top US attack copters....
    At least half the components in your (and our!) power grids come from Alcatel in france...
    And the list goes on...

    Red

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    my job is in the area of the foundation posts which are called drilled shaft foundations or caissons. I would have a hard time explaining that question.

    try www.dfi.org there is plenty of info on there, mostly foundation related but if you look there may be some info.

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    Red alot of the US contractors have enigineers from France on their payrolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    Red alot of the US contractors have enigineers from France on their payrolls
    I know bro, my old man ran a Canadian division of Alcatel for 10+ years before he retired a few years ago...

    Red

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1victor
    Red alot of the US contractors have enigineers from France on their payrolls
    I'm an Engineer. I wish I was French so I could be better!
    I'm Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer though...totally different than this type of structural Engineering. France or not...this bridge could be in freakin'
    Pakisatan...it's still an amazing Engineering accomplishment. Wow.

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    Well in not an engineer but I deal with them daily, let me crunch some numbers, run some calculations on that and I'll get you a figure! lol

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    Some Jawa will try and blow it up.

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