Sochi Skybridge @civil_engineer_geek
Despite a land mass nearly three times as large as Europe, Russia was a country that never had even a single bridge over 100 meters in height. That all changed in 2014 when the Sochi Skybridge opened as the first major permanent bungee bridge site in Russia with a height exceeding 200 meters. The central span of 439 meters is also the longest pure cantenary footbridge suspension span in the world despite the unique design where the main support cables are above the walkway. Among traditional Tibet-style cantenary footbridge spans, Austria's Highline 179 Bridge is the longest with a clear span of 402 meters. The gargantuan span of the Skybridge is composed of eight 52mm cables connected by I-beams spaced as much as 5 meters apart. Suspended below the cables is a walkway with a number of step downs that are designed to keep the deck relatively flat. The first of two large "pods" on the bridge is located on the west end and houses the lower 69 meter bungee jump as well as a gift shop and other concessions. A smaller pod in the center of the bridge contains the higher 207 meter bungee drop. #civilengineering#bridge#civil_engineer#sochi#russia#structures
Foto de @eliseo_miciu - PASARELA -
Miles de ovejas cruzan dos veces por año esta antigua pasarela hecha con alambre y palos. Es su primer cruce y en el medio se atemorizó al sentir el rugido del torrente caudaloso, río Mayer. Este pequeño cordero frenó la marcha de una fila interminable de ovejas experimentadas en el cruce. La madre animándola a proseguir y más atrás un capón un tanto más imperioso. El cruce llevó dos días y con mucho trabajos de los paisanos.
Ea. Tucu Tucu, provincia de Santa Cruz, Patagonia.
Thousands of sheep cross this old footbridge made with wire and sticks twice a year. It is his first crossing and in the middle he was frightened to feel the roar of the mighty torrent, Mayer river. This little lamb stopped the march of an endless line of sheep experienced at the crossing. The mother encouraging her to continue and further back a cape a little more imperious. The crossing took two days and with much work of the gauchos.
Ea. Tucu Tucu, province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia.
#patagonia#sheep#bridge#fineart#fineartphotography#oveja#ovejita#pasarela#santacruz#argentina🇦🇷 #campoArgentino - #regrann