Friday, March 03, 2006

Wow, two modern wonders in one day?

Well, three, technically, if you count the two items I talk about in this post.


├śresund Link

This is a bridge/tunnel that carries motor and rail traffic between Sweden and Denmark. It cost DKK 12 billion (US$1.94 billion) to build, and took several years to complete! Google Maps link

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Trevipark Underground Car Park

This is pretty darned cool, unless you are claustrophobic. You drive into a loading bay, and an elevator lowers your car to the level of an open parking slot, rotating as necessary. It reminds me of those sandwich vending machines, the ones with the sliding door. Pretty nifty!

4 Talked Back:

At March 8, 2006 at 1:55:00 PM CST, Blogger Wayne said...

Stan --- I had never heard of bridge-tunnels until my brother moved to Norfolk, VA. There are a couple there.

Have you seen pictures of this bridge in France?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4091813.stm

 

At March 8, 2006 at 1:58:00 PM CST, Blogger Wayne said...

Another good link....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_bridge

 

At March 8, 2006 at 7:15:00 PM CST, Blogger stan said...

The Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia (overhead) was actually the first one I'd seen. I was going to feature it but I thought that one bridging two countries was just a bit cooler.

Millau bridge is pretty cool. Love the shots of the bridge above the clouds. Thanks for the links.

I like bridges!

 

At March 21, 2006 at 3:45:00 AM CST, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

The funny in this was that, in the Sund where the bridge was being built and the tunnel being dug, one landing point where the bridge went was called Saltholm.

Dredgings from the project built another island near it where some of the operations were being based; they called it "Pepparholm".

'Strewth!

 

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