Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Windoc Ship Smoking

Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video

In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. After receiving the flashing amber approach light indicating that the bridge...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 12609

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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WATCH Progress On New York Harbor’s Bayonne Bridge

The Bayonne Bridge is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. The bridge is also one of four connecting...

August 23, 2016
Total Views: 43

Friday, July 17, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Steamboat American Queen Passes Under Bridge With Inches to Spare

Watch your heads! Check out this video showing the American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, passing under the Illinois Central Railroad Bridge in Cairo, Illinois while southbound on the...

July 17, 2015
Total Views: 40

Friday, September 26, 2014

This Tilting Lock Could Solve Traffic Problems Caused By Movable Bridges

A Dutch engineering firm has come up with a unique solution that it believes could be the answer to road and waterway traffic congestion caused by the raising or opening of low movable bridges so that tall vessels can pass below.

September 26, 2014
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Construction of New San Francisco Bay Bridge in 4 Minutes – Timelapse Video

This high-definition timelapse was compiled from the nearly 2 million images taken from live streaming video and construction cameras which have been on site since 2008.

September 4, 2013
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Magdeburg Water Bridge, the World’s Longest Navigable Aqueduct

The picture says it all, assuming you believe what you’re seeing. This is in fact the world’s longest navigable aqueduct, named the Magdeburg Water Bridge. It connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittellandkanal,...

October 3, 2012
Total Views: 536

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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USS New York Clears Huey B. Long Bridge with Inches to Spare [VIDEO]

In the summer of 2009, Northrop Grumman’s Avondale Shipyard had just finished building USS New York — a San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship with a bow built with steel salvaged from the...

May 29, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shipping and the Social Conversation – the Impact of the Evolving Media Landscape on Communications

– By Amie Pascoe, Director, BLUE Communications The way that we communicate is fundamentally changing. As a society, our appetite for information and our expectations of being able to connect instantly...

April 3, 2012
Total Views: 31

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cargo Ship Strikes Kentucky Bridge, Bridge Collapses

A bridge in western Kentucky has partially collapsed after being struck by a cargo ship Thursday night.  According to officials, two spans of the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky...

January 27, 2012
Total Views: 45

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New MOB detection system promises ease of use and real time reliability

Radio Zeeland DMP Americas and Sisco Indentification Solutions bring us a promising new technology called “Man-overboard Early Detection System (MEDS)” They tell us: When dealing with a man overboard scenario...

March 17, 2011
Total Views: 28

Friday, January 28, 2011

First Kongsberg Maritime K-Chief 600 equipped vessel delivered to Owner

The first vessel to sail with Kongsberg Maritime’s sophisticated new K-Chief 600 marine automation system was delivered to its owner on 10th January 2010. The Korean Built VLCC features an...

January 28, 2011
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

5 Subsea Tunnels

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Crosses: Chesapeake Bay Length: Two one mile long (1.6 km) tunnels. Length Toll Plaza to Toll Plaza: 20 miles Connects: Eastern Shore of Virginia with Hampton Roads,...

August 3, 2010
Total Views: 419

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ship Photo of The Week – Willis Avenue Bridge

This weeks ship er, barge photo comes via flickr user joseph a, who has this to say about it: On July 13th, the new Willis Avenue Bridge was transported down...

July 15, 2010
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

German Water Bridge – Magdeburg Canal Bridge

The Magdeburg Canal Bridge This could be the worlds strangest bridge but here at gCaptain we think it is pretty cool. Germany’s water bridge known as the Magdeburge Canal Bridge...

July 14, 2010
Total Views: 155

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bridge Designs – 5 Most Ambitious of Today

History is littered with bridges designed to do the impossible. One example, Euroroute (pictured above), would literally take drivers through the White Cliffs of Dover to an island five miles...

June 23, 2010
Total Views: 277

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Large Ships Call for Taller Bridges, Tight Squeezes

With the construction of bigger and bigger ships these days, a number of ports throughout the world are being forced to re-evaluate infrastructure to accommodate these ships of greater size. ...

February 16, 2010
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Building An Earthquake Resistant Bridge – Video

. Frequently passing under bridges for a living and over them in the family sedan we, like most mariners, have a fascination with bridge design and basically all things we...

June 23, 2009
Total Views: 40

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Century’s Most Devastating Bridge Collapses

Hot on the heels of our featured stories “5 Most Ambitious Bridge Designs of Today” and “Windoc Incident – Story Behind YouTube’s Most Chilling Video” our digg friend msaleem points...

April 5, 2009
Total Views: 2

Friday, March 20, 2009

Popps Ferry Bridge Collapse – Incident Photos

Today, a towing vessel pushing eight barges allided with the Popps Ferry Bridge in Biloxi, Miss., causing a 150-foot section of the bridge to collapse  into the bay.  Here is...

March 20, 2009
Total Views: 50

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Spotting Bridges 101 – A Basic Guide To Bridge Design

Frequently passing under bridges for a living and over them in the family sedan we, like most mariners, have a fascination with bridge design. In fact one of the most...

January 24, 2009
Total Views: 69