Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cable-Stayed Bridges - The Suez Canal Peace Bridge (2)

We've left North America for the boundary between Africa and Asia.

The Suez Canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. There used to be a swing bridge across the Suez, but it was destroyed during one of the wars between Egypt and Israel.

When I asked the project engineer what was the biggest problem building this bridge, he said it was removing all of the land mines. I guess that's why they called it (hopefully) the Peace Bridge. We'll take a closer look at this interesting structure tomorrow.
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