Water bridge that connects former East and West Germany over the Elbe river is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world measuring 918 meters in length

December 25, 2011 · 1 comment

The Magdeburg water bridge is built over the river Elbe to connect the former East and West Germany. It allows ships to cross over the Elbe. Measuring just under 1 kilometer (918 meters) in length, it is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world. It took 24,000 metric tons of steel and 68,000 cubic meters of concrete to build this “river” over another river.

Magdeburg water bridge is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world measuring 918 meters

The bridge is also used by people to cross the river.

Magdeburg water bridge is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world measuring 918 meters

Started in the 1930s, the aqueduct was completed and opened to the public in 2003.

Magdeburg water bridge is the longest navigable aqueduct in the world measuring 918 meters

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