Isn’t building a Hyperloop requiring more effort than just building a Maglev train? Furthermore, Hyperloop is probably more dangerous because having an emergency exit could be rather a pointless thing to have once the pressurization within the loop is no longer working as it should. Basically, your pod could be crushed like how you would step really hard on the side of an empty Coke can. Perhaps Maglev train could be just as dangerous, but could the Maglev train collide with train tracks by chance to create friction and decrease the magnitude of the accident so some survivors could climb out the train eventually? Well, at the moment, in China you could ride a Maglev train at 267.811 miles per hour (431kph), but you could only dream that a Hyperloop could be built and be this fast. In the videos right after the break, you could see why building a Hyperloop is a foolish endeavor!
This decade has seen China building amazing architectural infrastructures. For an example, if the documentary video right after the break isn’t too far off, I guess China is still holding the title of having built a longest arch bridge in the world. The bridge is known as Shanghai Lupu Arch Bridge. Check out the documentary video right after the break. Enjoy!!!
- First 300-ton arch for new bridge over West 7th Street in Fort Worth moving today (star-telegram.com)
- >The 17-arch Bridge – 72W x 48H – Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys (the17archbridgestickwallmonkeysl4sale.wordpress.com)
- Arch unrivaled: First arch installed for new West Seventh Street bridge (star-telegram.com)
- World’s Largest Natural Arches (newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com)
- Man Zou From Beijing to Shanghai (bigshotbikes.com)
- The Most Astonishing Miracles Of Bridge Engineering (io9.com)