Civil Engineering: Open Heart Surgery

I know it doesn’t seem like an amazing image but as an engineer who is married to another engineer this is the sort of thing we look at on holidays.

This is in Venice so the pipe has to be installed in an area with a high water table, buildings with delicate foundations, existing live power and water lines and all in a World Heritage Site – and the street has to be kept  live for pedestrians.

To fit this size of sewer into a street like this is a work of art!


2 responses to “Civil Engineering: Open Heart Surgery

  1. Looks like they went with exceptionally minimum cover for ‘obvious’ reasons!!! 🙂

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