May 20, 2007

How Do You Build A Raised Metro System? - #261


Why, with one of these babies of course... how these things balance, I'll never know. Any structural engineers out there to explain these things further?

Dubai is constructing a large urban metro system with both under and over ground sections. The raised sections are starting to rally take shape and once finished they will be a massive improvement for Dubai.

Plus they look pretty cool - going under some bridges and over others...

7 comments:

secretdubai said...

That defies physics, surely?

And gravity, and possibly common sense ;)

jonemo said...

Bluey is oking fun on us. That picture is photoshopped! How does it get up there? Is it moving? Is there more than just that one support? That's weird.

Harsha said...

welcome back bluey!

anyways.. remember guys.. all this had been outsourced.

Holly said...

This is a familiar sight. Our public transit here in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is an elevated train system exactly as this. The system is called Skytrain and traverses both above and under ground. At present, we are constructing a new line, so seeing this photo is like looking in my own "backyard". Glad Dubai is finally getting better public transit. Look forward to another visit.

Gail's Man said...

I had no idea that they've now started on the monorail system. There has been talk of it for a few years now. It should help alleviate the jams on the SZR.

kavi said...

is it in rashidyia

Steve said...

Think of it as a see saw.As you load up one side you have to counter-balance the other. All the lifted sections are on one side with the cantilevered counter balance on the other. Any more boring engineering info required!!