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Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Bagger 288

One of the world’s heaviest land vehicles is in use at the Garzweiler open pit lignite mine. It can move 240,000 cubic meters of earth per day, it’s as heavy as more than...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Langeled Pipeline

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Langeled Pipeline

The 1,166 km Langeled Pipeline has helped Norway and Britain to scale new heights with regard to their oil and gas export and import business. Part of the Ormen Lange gas field, the...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Empire State Building

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Pearl Bridge

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Pearl Bridge

The Pearl Bridge (Akashi-Kaikyo)  is holding the title of “World’s Longest Suspension Bridge” with a span of 1,991 meters (6,532 ft). The second longest suspension bridge is China’s Xihoumen Bridge. The bridge links the city...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Three Gorges Dam

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam, dam on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) just west of the city of Yichang in Hubei province, China. A straight-crested concrete gravity structure, the Three Gorges Dam is 2,335 metres (7,660 feet) long with a maximum height of 185...