Sunday, October 28, 2007

Indinesia Plans Worlds Longest Suspension Bridge


Indonesia is in the pre-feasibility stage of plannning to connect the islands of Java and Sumatra with an 18 mile long suspension bridge. The bridge will be designed to withstand a thoeretical maximum earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale. This active volcanic and seismic zone where the Asian and Austrailian plates meet has experienced recorded earthquakes no higher that 8.0. The bridge is estimated to cost $10 billion. Currently it is estimated that 350,000 people and 25,000 vehicles cross between the island on ferries daily,

[via inquirer.net]

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