Friday, July 20, 2007


THIS COULD CERTAINLY BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. There seems to be a little question going around as what the new seven wonders of the world should be since all the "new" selections were "old." Some people seem to want, (and quiet rightly so) something "new" to be named to the "new" seven wonders. Well here is my pick. (You MUST click pic.'s.)
Satellite image of the Oresund Bridge. View from Malmö. View from Öresund. The Oresund Bridge (Danish Øresundsbroen, Swedish Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name Øresundsbron) is a combined two-track rail and four-lane road bridge across the Oresund strait. The bridge-tunnel is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects the two metropolitan areas of the Oresund Region: the Danish capital of Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö. The international European route E20 runs across the bridge, as does the Oresund Railway Line. Features: The bridge has one of the longest cable-stayed main spans in the world at 490 metres (1,608 ft). The height of the highest pillar is 204 metres (669 ft). The total length of the bridge is 7,845 metres (25,738 ft), (4.87 mi.) which is approximately half the distance between the Swedish and Danish landmasses, and its weight is 82,000 metric tons. The rest of the distance is spanned by the artificial island Peberholm (Pepper islet) (4,055 m), named as a counterpart to the already existing Saltholm islet, followed by a tunnel on the Danish side. The tunnel is 4,050 metres (13,287 ft) (2.51 mi.) long, a 3,510 metre long buried undersea tunnel plus two 270-metre gate-tunnels. On the bridge, the two rail-tracks are beneath the four road lanes. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 57 metres (187 ft), although most boat traffic across Oresund still passes over the Drogden strait (where the tunnel lies). The bridge was designed by Arup. .....An amazing feat of construction, indeed. .....GED.....

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