Have you ever wondered if, when passing beneath a bridge you would see a ship above you?
Nonsense. How would a ship pass through a bridge? Well, in this case, it could pass, if the bridge had water instead of asphalt. And that is exactly what happens in Kanalbrücke Magdeburg, or Aquatic Bridge, which is not even unique in the genre, but it the longest of the world, with 916 meters.
The first navigable aqueduct or aquifer bridge was the bridge-Channel Cease, built in 1690 near Narbonne in southern France, with 18 meters and stone structure. In 1896 came the first modern bridge of its kind, with the Briare Aqueduct, also in France, in this case, the river Loire. With 662 meters long, it continued to be the largest structure of its kind until 2003, when the Magdeburg Bridge appeared.
The German construction began being built in 1905, but this was stopped in 1942, with the World War II. The occupation of the Allies and the Cold War led to the continuous delay of the project, and it was only in 1997, a few years after German reunification, that the government invested 501 million euros to complete the project. The Magdeburg Bridge was opened in 2003, connecting the river Elbe to the Elbe-Hevel channel.