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Bridges -Presentations-

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Bridges -Presentations-


This page is dedicated to the summaries I have made about the info of Bridge aorund the world. The four presentations made for this english class will be shown down here, not in the same order as in the wiki page of the course. Enjoy!


Susan Nyrop



Denmark and Sweden: The Oresundsbron Bridge




One of the most important things that Susan and Oresundsbron Bridge shows us is the importance of bridges. Susan mentions that bridges are Strategic: they enhance the opportunity of development in both cultural and economical matters.
Oresundsbron Bridge is the result of the continuous expansion of Copenhagen (Capital city of Denmark) and helps not only this city but also the whole country producing more employment through the construction of the bridge.
It also have help to develop a new educational strategy: Both Universities –Sweden and Denmark Universities- have now a policy that helps the students interchange to improve the knowledge of a different culture taking advantage of the similarity of the languages.
This bridge is a “road bridge” –A Suspension Bridge- that also includes a tunnel. Its characteristics help to implement a new transportation pattern: the ferries are not longer used to transport supplies; the bridge facilitates the connection between these countries improving the economical interchange even with Norway.

Barbara Chap

Frankfurt: Eiserner Bridge





This video starts with an introduction to the location of the bridge and with a short history about Frankfurt. One main element that is interesting is that Germany is at the centre of Europe and Frankfurt at the centre of Germany.
The focus of this presentation is in the river, because is the reason to built the bridge. Barbara told us that the Eiserner Bridge was constructed from a payment made from the money of the citizens that were tired to wait for the government to build the bridge.
The Eiserner Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that gives the impression of be a suspension bridge when is actually a truss bridge. The actual bridge is not the original one; it was modified to allow shipping pass when Frankfurt became a commercial centre. In the original bridge there were two gothic towers that gave it an elegant appearance.
In this way we learned that bridges are not only for cars or buses but also for pedestrians, that their location inside the city responds to a physical argument and that a bridge could be an image that could evolve through the time.

Rita Zeinstejer


Rosario and Victoria: Paraná Bridge




It begins with a description of the location of the bridge and the river it crosses. The Paraná River starts in Brazil and ends at La Plata River in Argentina. The Paraná Bridge is one the longest bridges of South America and it connect two of the main manufacture cities of Argentina: Rosario and Victoria.
Rosario is a beautiful city located at the shore of the river; a river that is always crossed by commercial ships –cargo ships-. The continuous shipping pass and the necessary communication between the cities pressured the government to build the bridge.
In 2002 was inaugurated the Paraná Bridge, a Cable Stayed Bridge that extends 170Km passing over the little islands inside the river that really has 600Km long. The bridge reduced the travelling time between Rosario and Victoria from 5 hours to 15 minutes. One important thing about this bridge is that is not a pedestrian bridge; it only allows bus, cargo and cars.



Teresa Almeida d'Eça


Lisboa: Vasco de Gamma Bridge





Vasco de Gama Bridge is located in the place where Expo 98, the commemoration to the 500th anniversary when Vasco da Gama discovered the route between Europe and India, was celebrated. This bridge is the longest of Europe with 17,2 Km and it crosses above the Tagus River.
The bridge was conceived as a suspension bridge but actually it is a cable stayed bridge; made of reinforced concrete structure. One on the benefits the bridge produced into the city was the rehabilitation of the Eastern part of Lisbon that was a poor industrial zone.
As we can see –in the picture shown above- this bridge has a beautiful design and it is very functional, having 6 lanes to cars and cargo pass.



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