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Message - Re: Floating Bridge ... reinventing the pontoon

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Posted by  Per Corell on December 01, 2002 at 04:32:02:

In Reply to:  Re: Floating Bridge ... reinventing the pontoon posted by Manuel Oliveros on November 30, 2002 at 09:15:52:

Hi
Now I will not say that you shuld compeed this design with the "primitive" design of millitary pontoon bridges. These are mainly as the name describe , a number of air tanks tight together to support a road deck, where this is rather a barge, single hull, designed with a special feature that make the car deck exactly level.
The barge bridge will keep the exact land level by taking in water when it's high tide and when low tide, the barge will emty it's ballast tanks for water, and in that way offer it's service without the trouble you se with primitive pontoon bridges, that follow the water up and down ; this don't and esp in a harbour where there at most will be 6 feet difference high/low tide, this type of bridge will offer an attractive alternative to an expensive tunnel or impossible bridge.
As you know this is 3D-Honeycomb, so it's alst the cheapest possible way to construct a structure.

 
 
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