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« on: Feb 20, 2008 02:53 AM »


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Here we were thinking that Minnesota's next-gen St. Anthony Falls Bridge was kicking up the next generation of mega engineering a notch from even the quake-proof Bay Bridge Skyway. But leave it to Dubai to build it way harder, faster and stronger—or, at least in the case of this newly approved design from New York's Fxfowle architects, way cooler.

As if the Burg Dubai tower wasn't already taking the worldwide skyscraper race to new heights, this as-yet-unnamed span will be the world's largest arch bridge, with 2000 vehicles set to cross its 12 lanes—per hour, in each direction—when it's slated for completion in 2012. At 670 ft. tall, Dubai's next super structure will stand higher than the George Washington Bridge (604 ft.) but fall short of San Francisco's existing Golden Gate Bridge (746 ft.).
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2008 05:31 PM »


 Shocked Dubai is really competitive (at least in this field anyway).

I don't like most of their constructions, like the man-made-palm-tree-shaped islands which look really ugly and unnatural, but this bridge looks beautiful.

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