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[IceBone] Surely the upper level is a canal not a river? (hope noone makes any remarks about my displacement) [/IceBone]
 

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I wonder how many people think you need to account for the weight of the water and the ship, that means if you swim under a ship it crushes you :lol:
 

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Yes, of course that is a canal, it seems it is the Magdeburg Water Bridge.

Btw: this isn't a phenomenon exclusive for Germany, there are many other navigable aqueducts where there is a need of crossing a natural river with a canal.

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I think the craziest navigable aqueduct isn't in Germany but in the UK: it is the Barton Swing Aqueduct. It's a trough filled with water which can be swung 90? so bigger ships can pass the river underneath. I think that's even more crazy than a ship lift which just goes up and down (well, the Falkirk wheel which is also located in the UK is a crazy ship lift, but at least it is balanced out so for the rotation only needs a 20 kW-engine...).
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So I heard there was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia today. Photo of the devastation:

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first time i see it for bicycles, but i've seen that done for cars when there is a right turn. to not hold up traffic, they have to take the left exit, and wait till no car is coming before crossing...
 
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