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Sicilian Suspension Bridge to Go Ahead

According to the BBC, Italy plans on building a suspension bridge connecting the Italian mainland with the island of Sicily. The bridge will be five kilometers long and its central span will be over three kilometers long, easily breaking the old record length for a suspension bridge. The artist's conception image of the monster is a sight to see. Another article with more info can be found here. There's a website with assorted technical info about the design.

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Old 7th June 2002, 17:40   #2
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Hmmph. Mankind's achievements progress ever onwards...
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I think it's great - it'll make driving to Sicily much easier.

Also I think such enormous man-made structures are very impressive.
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I think it's great - it'll make driving to Sicily much easier.
Er... it'll make driving to Sicily possible...

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Great, now there will be no barrier to keep the island mobsters from dominating the rest of italy
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Er... it'll make driving to Sicily possible...
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hmm what about gibraltar? they gonna span that, ever? too deep i suppose...
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Who in their right mind wants to go to africa? (No offense meant to Africa)

Although I could imagine Algerians would enjoy the convenience of being able to drive their truck bombs right into Paris without any ferrys involved...
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i know! let's build a bridge from the east coast to the west coast, the OTHER way around the world, so that people can drive from jersey to california without having to go through the midwest!!!
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Old 7th June 2002, 22:30   #10
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i went to africa a couple of months ago (ghana), and it was quite nice. now if there was only a bridge from the U.S. to italy . . .
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i want a bridge from my back yard to my front yard, so i don't have to use the driveway. can we do that too?
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Er... it'll make driving to Sicily possible...
yeah, I kind of meant that before you'd have to drive to the bottom of Italy and get on a boat, but hey-hum.
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NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

suspension bridges are satanic, pure evil. Screw evil in a suit, suspension bridges are the lucifer of water-spanning objects. May god help us all! For he so loved the world, he gave his only begotten bridge. And no, that bridge was not a suspension bridge. Down with all bridges, lets stay on the country we are already on! Just an idea
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how damn heavy are them cables gunna be? i saw this show a couple of nights ago saying that the problem with large suspension bridges is that the cables get waaaay too heavy and may rip the pilons in half crashing to the ground. Just something to think about when u are driving over it

i would love to see it tho ... i love all things big! (hehehehe, insiders joke)
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why don't they make a bridge from the earth to the moon. seems possible
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My italian teacher said something about this. Damn I love engineering.
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