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Water Bridge in Germany

Summary:
Email with attached photograph claims a water channel bridge has been built in Germany (Full commentary below).



Status:
True

Example:(Submitted, October 2005)
Subject: DID YOU EVER SEE A WATER BRIDGE?

EVER SEE A WATER BRIDGE ? 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.....

German Water bridge



Commentary:
The information in this email is factual and the attached image is a real photograph. According to a 2003 article on Deutsche Welle:
Taking six years to build and costing around half a billion euros, the massive undertaking will connect Berlin's inland harbor with the ports along the Rhine river. At the center of the project is Europe's longest water bridge measuring in just shy of a kilometer at 918 meters. The huge tub to transport ships over the Elbe took 24,000 metric tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete to build.
This amazing German engineering project was completed in 2003.

References:
Europe's Largest Water Bridge Opens
Canal Bridge Magdeburg


Write-up by Brett M. Christensen