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Date: 02/11/12 09:51 AM

52 Responses to The Inverted Bridge [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of eastsiderepp
    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Link: The Inverted Bridge - How many times do you think a hacky ``Moses parting the Red Sea`` joke is told here?
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    tnaran Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:00 am
    Where is this, and why was it built?
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    theshark350 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:04 am
    and then the water level rises.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Great idea except when it ranis and the "bridge" fills with water.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:29 am
    Yeah, and then it rains, and they get to do Egyptian impressions.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:40 am
    Great idea except when it ranis and the "bridge" fills with water.
    ... and changing water levels
    ... and too much buoyancy
    ... and wood rot due to perpetual submersion
    ... and leaks
    ... and waves spilling over

    I`m gonna go strait out and say this is a bad idea, hatched by some architect. I pity the poor sod who`s responsibility it is to maintain this unique `bridge`.

    There`s a reason why we build bridges above the water.

    ... but it could be photoshopped for all I know. Whatever.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 10:54 am
    Neat!
  8. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:07 am
    It looks neat, but it`s an awful idea. There`s a reason we build bridges up, over, and out of the water.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:08 am
    I vaguely remember reading somewhere that this was part of an art installation. So it`s temporary.
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    gherwrull Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:08 am
    It`s not a bridge, it sits on the ground, actually lower than the bottom of the water, which is only 18 inches deep at most. There are drains in the bottom of it so any water that spills over is channeled out.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:18 am
    I first read that as "the inverted bride" and got kind of scared
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:40 am
    must suck when it rains...
  13. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    What purpose does it serve? Other than looking cool of course. Must be art...

    Anyone know where it is?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    I`m gonna go strait out and say this is a bad idea, hatched by some architect.
    I`ll take that bet and put my money on artist.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Bing search gets IAB! And a Bridge (card game) convention about inverted minors... a Yoga position, some method involved in making regular bridges...
    No luck in images or with TinEye either.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    I want a moat like this around my oak tree. Only the water would be ten feet deep and filled with hungry piranhas. And the bridge would have remote activated charges so I can make it self-destruct if someone`s coming to visit me that I don`t like. Darned Jehova`s Witnesses.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    "no Jimmy don`t pee there" *floods*
  18. Profile photo of nettech98
    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    This is the Moses Bridge, a sunken pedestrian bridge located at the Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    Nonsense.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Awesome...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    5 cats... noone uses bing :)
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    satenya101 Female 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    If im honest that is well and truly awesome!
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    repost
  24. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    It`s not a bridge, it sits on the ground, actually lower than the bottom of the water, which is only 18 inches deep at most. There are drains in the bottom of it so any water that spills over is channeled out.

    That would be even worse.

    For starters, you`d have the water pushing on both sides and there appears to be a lot of water. Water is surprisingly heavy and any failure of the walls would result in immediate destruction and flooding of the walkway. That would not be safe.

    Drains? To where?

    Maybe if this is a small lake that`s very calm, it could work. But why do it rather than a bridge? What advantage does this have?

    Also, where is it? I`d like to find out more about it, if it`s real.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Thanks, nettech98. The name and country was enough to find out the details.

    Well, it is real. It`s a way to cross a moat and the reason it was made that way was because they wanted something that would be as unobtrusive as possible.

    Fooled me. I thought it was fake.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    @ Angilion... Seriously Man, can`t you just appreciate something for what it is without over analyzing it?

    You must really be the life at parties.


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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    @ Angilion... Seriously Man, can`t you just appreciate something for what it is without over analyzing it?

    Understanding something may stop you appreciating something. It doesn`t stop me appreciating something. It increases my appreciation of it.

    I feel sorry for you and anyone else who finds pleasure in ignorance.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm
    Angilion.. I do TRY to understand things and I do appreciate things, but I also don`t try to come off as a pretentious professor every time I comment. I do enjoy reading some of your comments but sometime they are a little to snarky.

    You may feel sorry for me and anyone else who finds pleasure in ignorance...

    But sometimes, ignorance is bliss.


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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Yes! Thank you @nettech98 for the info!
    As a part of a castle defense it makes perfect sense.
    And it still looks really cool!
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    Viggsy Male 13-17
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    February 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    What about when it rains?
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Rain, high tide, a light wind.. what then?
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    tuckerd12 Male 30-39
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    February 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    @Angiliion...I hope your appreciation for something doesn`t require other people being less ignorant about something. They enjoy their level of understanding and your displeasure is telling me that you may be more ignorant. a1butcher understands their limit to knowledge and are comfortable with it. Your insecurities are a weakness to your "intelligence". I hope peace and love to you. Lets let people be who they want to be without unnecessarily feeling sorry for a decision someone else makes about themselves. It is their decision only.
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    CANNON BALL!
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    I think it would be better if it was sort of floating but still inside the water, that way it wouldn`t matter how full it is and water could still flow
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    February 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm
    I`ve heard that wartime, some countries resorted to similar bridges, except the walking/driving surface was actually just under the surface of the water. Safe to drive with lights guiding you, but invisible to enemy planes.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    I`m with Angilion. One person`s "over analyzing" is another person`s "questioning and understanding", and I get far more pleasure from the thought provoking and education provided by the latter, than the simple acceptance of the former.

    For those who are wondering about water levels, there are is a small adjustable "dam" on both sides of the bridge further down the moat so any excess water spills out them instead of into the bridge. There are also drains in the bottom of the bridge that pump out any water that manages to spill over anyways, though that doesn`t happen much.

    It`s a clever trick done by the RO&AD Architects.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    It is what it is....isn`t it?
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm
    @tuckerd12:

    Your point would be more valid if it wasn`t for the fact that a1butcher raised the issue by having a go at me for liking to understand things. But they did.
  39. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    Rain, high tide, a light wind.. what then?

    It`s a moat, so it probably isn`t tidal. The others, though...well, it`s still there so whatever they do must be working. Pumped drainage, maybe?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    I`ve heard that wartime, some countries resorted to similar bridges, except the walking/driving surface was actually just under the surface of the water. Safe to drive with lights guiding you, but invisible to enemy planes.

    There was a lot of fascinating stuff done in WW2 to fool aerial surveillance, e.g. disguising an airfield as a farm and making a fake airfield a couple of miles away to attract bombers. It`s startling what an expert faker could do with models that are nothing like real but appear to be from above. Lengths of wood and some painted canvas...even inflatable dummy vehicles.
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    teknollag Male 18-29
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    February 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    That`s amazing. New addition to dream house - added.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2012 at 2:04 am
    "Rain, high tide, a light wind.. what then?"

    Tens and maybe even fifteens of people are devastated with wet socks. Oh, the humanity.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 12, 2012 at 4:09 am
    LOL @ Peloos
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2012 at 4:38 am
    There was a lot of fascinating stuff done in WW2 to fool aerial surveillance, e.g. disguising an airfield as a farm and making a fake airfield a couple of miles away to attract bombers. It`s startling what an expert faker could do with models that are nothing like real but appear to be from above. Lengths of wood and some painted canvas...even inflatable dummy vehicles.
    This. There was an underground bunker built in the 50s as a nuclear holocaust bolthole and hidden under a fake farm not far from St Andrews. You can go and visit it as a tourist attraction now, it`s pretty amazing how much they managed to fit in down there when there`s really no sign of major construction on the surface.
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    j_dizzek_27 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    until it rains
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    inversegrav Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    reminds me of that setup C. B. DeMile made for the movie "The Ten Commandments"
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    patticakes Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    Looks cool, until the next downpour.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2012 at 7:22 am
    Anglion, questioning is fine but it isn`t always a fail because you don`t like the answer or it doesn`t make sense to you, which is what you often seem to imply. Why this instead of a bridge? Why not? Lots of reasons both ways and you can`t reduce them to one being right.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2012 at 7:24 am
    It may be pumped but imagine a lake high up a mountain, the lake is still full but it would be easy to run a drain pipe to a lower level.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Anglion, questioning is fine but it isn`t always a fail because you don`t like the answer or it doesn`t make sense to you, which is what you often seem to imply.

    Fake. Not fail. They don`t mean the same thing.

    Why this instead of a bridge? Why not?

    Various reasons, already covered.

    Lots of reasons both ways and you can`t reduce them to one being right.

    Yes you can, because people who had it made this way clearly stated why they did so - it`s a historical monument and they want to make the crossing as unobtrusive as possible.

    It may be pumped but imagine a lake high up a mountain, the lake is still full but it would be easy to run a drain pipe to a lower level.

    The Netherlands is rather short on mountains. The highest point is about 1000 feet above sea level and this isn`t it.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    February 14, 2012 at 8:22 am
    If it makes you happy then who am I to argue. It was a general point on your posts therefore fail is perfectly correct. You cannot always reduce subjective points to an absolute fact. The mountain was clearly an analogy, hence the use of the word imagine rather than look at the picture.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    February 18, 2012 at 4:15 am
    I thought it said "inverted Bride". This makes much more sense.

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