Top 10 modern engineering marvels in the world

May 29, 2014 5:00 am
Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. It is the tallest bridge in the world.

Pearl Bridge

Pearl Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyō Bridge , also known as the Pearl Bridge, links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island, in Japan. It has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world at 1,991 metres (6,532 ft).

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in China. It is the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)

USS George H. W. Bush, the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy, stretches 1,092 feet and displaces over 100,000 tons, making her one of the world’s largest warships, but equipped with latest technology which was not used before.

Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium

The stadium, which also known as “Bird’s Nest”  has a gross volume of three million cubic metres and is considered to be the world’s largest enclosed space. It is also the world’s largest steel structure with 26km of unwrapped steel used.

Palm Islands

Palm Islands

The Palm Islands are two artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the shape of palm trees and claims the title of largest artificial islands on earth.

The Bailong Elevator

The Bailong Elevator

The Bailong Elevator is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of China that is 1,070 feet high. It is claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world.

Channel Tunnel
Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel a 50.5-kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France. The tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world.

Pan-STARRS

Pan-STARRS

The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) features the world’s largest digital camera that is surveying the sky on a continual basis.

North European Gas Pipeline

North European Gas Pipeline

North European gas pipeline consists of two parallel lines. This is a natural gas pipeline embedded under the sea between Russia and Germany and it is the world’s longest sub-sea pipeline.

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Tamim Maha Ali is the Chief Editor of Qatar Chronicle. A shrewd strategist, he is an Economic Pundit, entrepreneur and Investment Banker

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