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6 AMAZING PROJECTS OF MODERN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Presenting projects that took civil engineering to another level in regards to development and capacity.

Millau Viaduct

  • Location: France
  • Maximum Height: 343 meters above the Tarn River
  • Length: 2460m
  • Width: 323 m
  • Weight: 36,000 tons
  • 3,000 people worked on the project
  • Cost: 400 million euros
  • 16 lanes, 10 thousand to 25 thousand vehicles cross the brigde every day.
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The Three Gorges Dam

Largest hydroelectric plant in the world in size and capacity.

  • Location: China
  • Height: 185m located on the Yangtze River
  • Length: 2309m
  • Installed power: 22 500 MW
  • Ability to handle ships of up to 3000 tons.
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Canal Bridge of Magdeburg

Navigable aqueduct

  • Location: Germany
  • Height: 8,15m on the Elbe River, connecting the Elba-Havel canal with the Mittelland canal.
  • Length: 918m
  • Canal width: 34m
  • Cost: 500 million euros
  • Duration of construction: 6 years
  • Built with about 68,000 m3 of concrete and 24,000 metric tons of steel
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Vasco da Gama bridge

Second longest bridge in Europe.

  • Location: Portugal
  • Length: 12.3 kilometers (0.8 km of main bridge and 11.5 of viaducts) over the Tagus River, connecting Montijo and Sacavem.
  • Width: 30m
  • Construction duration: 18 months
  • 3,300 workers
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Itaipu Dam

The largest producer of energy on the planet with 103,098,366 MWh produced in 2016. It is also the dam with the highest cumulative production, with 2.5 billion MWh

  • Location: Binational dam of Paraguay and Brazil.
  • Height: 196m above the Paraná River
  • Generation of powwer of electrohydraulic of 14,000 MW
  • 20 turbines, generators of 700 MW
  • Cost: 36 billion dollars
  • Thick wall made of concrete, rock and earth.
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Russki Island Bridge

Cable-stayed bridge with the largest span in the world. It crosses the Eastern Bosphorus, connecting the Island of Russki with Vladivostok.

  • Location: Russia
  • Total length: 1885,53 m
  • Width: 29,5 m
  • Cost: 1.1 billion dollars
  • Capacity: 50,000 vehicles per day.
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