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TheSky
05-27-2008, 02:13 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile18574/The-Strait-of-Messina-Bridge.htm>The Strait of Messina Bridge</a></b><br><br>The Strait of Messina Bridge<br />
location: south of Italy, between Sicily island and Calabria<br />
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From Official Website : http://www.strettodimessina.it<br />
...For the design of a crossing structure, the Preliminary Project definitively opted for a 3,300-metre long single-span suspension bridge which would have the world's longest central span.<br />
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The timetable <br />
•End of 2006: opening of construction sites after the procedure <br />
for the approval of the final design. <br />
• Six years for the completion of the works and, in 2012,<br />
the opening of the bridge. <br />
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Technical Project <br />
• 3,300 metres - length of the central span <br />
• 3,666 metres - the total length <br />
• 60.4 metres - width of the suspended deck <br />
• 382.60 metres - total height of the towers <br />
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here... 3D Model, Image Overlay &amp; Link<br />
Enjoy :-&gt;<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/295508Clipboard01.jpg>

TheSky
05-29-2008, 11:18 AM
Really a good work!
I live in Reggio Calabria, and watching this model I realize that the bridge is an impossible building!
A comparison with Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, only road world longest suspension bridge and with Tsing Ma Bridge, road and rail (like Strait of Messina bridge) world longest suspension bridge, confirm my Idea.

Ciao!

(Sorry for my bad English)