Monday, August 06, 2007

floating woes

"Pleasure trips on the Creek have had to be curtailed or cancelled because boats cannot pass through Dubai's new floating bridge for much of the day. The crossing has eased traffic congestion in the city-but cruise operators say it is driving away tourists. The bridge...block the passage of vessels between 6am and 10pm..."

On the way back from Ajman..I instructed the driver to use the floating bridge..just to have a feel of it.Someone told me if the suspension of your car is kind of can actually FEEL it "galloping" (his word not mine) across.

"The 300 meter long bridge - 3.3 meters in height - floats on a harsh saltwater Creek environment which required special construction materials. It was also constructed to withstand wind speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour and waves of up to 1.8 meters. Moreover the structure dynamically distributes energy from waves and pressure from vehicles across the length and breadth of the platform in such as was that they cancel each other out.
Environmentally speaking, the bridge does not disturb the flow of the water underneath it and allows for barnacles and sea algae to grow, which attracts and sustains existing sea life."

I guess you can't please everyone...u win some and u lose some...that's life!
"let's get back to's so bloody hot here!"


Blogger Drama Div@ said...

please send some love to my sis and family @ ajman...

8:36 AM

Blogger Peter said...

You know that there are also some rather exceptional win-win solutions.

Yes, obviously hot; all chairs and tables empty! You have to go quickly between the air-conditioned places. No outdoor air-condition yet?

10:59 AM

Blogger Peter said...

Dear cat, thanks for all your comments on my blog today!!!

12:39 AM

Blogger San Nakji said...

I have to say that the environmental aspects of this bridge really impressed me. I never think of Dubai as being a place that cares much for that. Pleasure trips be damned (or perhaps dammed ;P)I say!

1:12 AM

Blogger Tainted Female said...

I'm with san nakji here. The environmental aspects of this bridge are impressive and unexpected of Dubai.

4:41 AM

Blogger Stephen Bess said...

This is impressive. I've never heard of a floating bridge. Cool. Keep cool. :)

3:26 AM

Blogger Ashley said...

Hi black feline. Just dropping by.


5:16 AM

Blogger Tys on Ice said...

I hvent yet gone on the floating bridge...but thnks for the update...maybe this friday...btw, its perfect weather to go to mamzar beach in the evening...kinda peaceful without the normal staring..

3:20 PM

Blogger ألاسمحاجّ said...

Thought I'd point you here again, cleaned out the old one, tell me what you think of the new! And about this, well let's just say we're very happy no one's been killed!

1:31 AM

Blogger Cergie said...

You are now doing a blog like Peter's one with so many technical informations !!!
Just I'll prefer, instead reading all about the bridge, to seat down in the armchair and drink one or two glasses of mint tea and eat a turkish delight...

1:11 AM


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