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Old 09-28-2009, 12:37 AM   #1
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Pretty Cool !
Even after you see it, it is still hard to believe!
Water Bridge in Germany . What a feat. Six years, 500 million euros, 918 meters long.......now this is engineering! This is a channel-bridge over the River Elbe and joins the former East and West Germany, as part of the unification project. It is located in the city of Magdeburg , near Berlin .The photo was taken on the day of inauguration. To those who appreciate engineering projects, here'* a puzzle for you armchair engineersand physicists. Did that bridge have to be designed to withstand the additional weight of ship and barge traffic, or just the weight of the water?


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It only needs to be designed to withstand the weight of the water! Why? A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded.
(Archimedes' Principle) "Any body fully or partially submerged in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced."
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It only needs to be designed to withstand the weight of the water! Why? A ship always displaces an amount of water that weighs the same as the ship, regardless of how heavily a ship may be loaded.
Does that same principle apply to large women in bathtubs as well?

Cool thread though John.
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ROFLMAO!!!!! I am not going to asl why you would wonder that
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Here in Wisconsin with all the 'large women' especially in Milwaukee, there seems to be a problem keeping bathtubs in stock at home improvement stores like Fleet Farm or Lowes.

I think they should make bathtubs out of rubber.......

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Its not that bad...
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