March 6, 2009

A bridge to the future?

Italy’s government has revived plans to build the Strait of Messina bridge, linking Sicily to the mainland. The single-span suspension bridge, with a central span of 3,300 m (about 2 miles), would be the longest in the world. The project is part of a massive 17.8bn-euro public works program to create new jobs and boost the economy.



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3 comments:

  1. But have the figured out the engineering for it first? Last I heard there were still arguments about the actual feasibility of building it - or, more importantly, actually being able to keep it stable and usable. Speriamo.

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  2. Well, Valerie, you know, for every public works project, here in Italy, there have always been crowds of Cassandras, objectors, hypercritical experts (or would-be experts) and, above all, political opponents who talk big and do nothing …, so most of the times I just don’t trust them. I have no reason to think that the planners are so naïve, incompetent and irresponsible as to have not fully considered the possible impact of the bridge, its feasibility, etc.

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  3. Hi, Thanks for sharing this information. As per my view, I want to say that, the bridge will increase economic condition.Also it will help in travel. So we are waiting for this.

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