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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2017, 23:02 
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You see any tumble weeds when you post on here? :)

You must be the last one still going.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2017, 03:20 
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Melbournes’ Bay Bridge - ‘Tumbleweeds; views 92,300 plus.’

Melbourne Metro are transforming our rail system. I don’t think they’re as well followed by readers as those who are interested in the plans and possibilities of our MBBridge.




So, 2.4k views since 17 February, 2015 for Victoria’s largest ever infrastructure project versed MBBridge with a text based format now over 92,660..

The point of following contemporary news and our MBBridge is to keep sight of simple reasons for making connections. Point A to point B is easy in a vehicle over a bridge. It’s that easy you could walk it or kick tumbleweeds across. Walking or, riding your bike could be free and fast. :lol:

Maybe at this pace; it’s a comfortable jog more popular? Thanks for noticing; cheers to J.v.d.A.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 10 Oct 2017, 21:50 
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Melbournes’ Bay Bridge - Give up or, show up?



https://instagram.com/p/BaDHmCkhbo3/

https://instagram.com/p/BZ9PqXinlfT/

https://instagram.com/p/BZ-wdNkn9J-/


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bencarrolmp (on Instagram.). “We are off for 210kms Around the Bay helping to raise funds for The Smith Family.”


It’s 210kms around the Bay? Bridge or, ferry? Walk, jog, cycle? In a vehicle or, train on a bridge it’s 10mins across verses allow an hour for the ferry. Would that make any difference to residents around Port Phillip Bay? And electricity from the rip tide Hydro - built in? Bigger than Snowy 2.0.?


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 10 Oct 2017, 22:51 
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Melbournes’ Bay Bridge - Engineering a Bridge.





This years National Geographic Megastructure.. I liked.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=bay%20bridge%20san%20francisco


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 18 Oct 2017, 07:07 
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Melbournes Bay Bridge - National economic benefit.

The 24/7 electricity generation using tide current hydro could exceed the worlds largest project ‘Meygen’ in Scotland. Scotland can make more electricity than it consumed in a day from renewables. I’m sure that Port Phillip Bay is a larger reservoir than anything we can build with Snowy 2.0. The rip tide current is free; around the clock 24/7 ( except ebb tide ). That’s a cash flow positive.

A bridge traffic toll can also be cash flow positive as is the case in Europe’s Oresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden; 2014 traffic flow of 19,000 a day. Built at no cost to the taxpayer. MBBridge could manage 20,000 a day st $10 for cars.. $200,000 each day. That’s $1,400,000 a week. Two lanes each direction provides a complete Ring Road around the Bay serving the broader urban and suburban population of Melbourne. MBBridge will help ease and redirect traffic that might otherwise go via our Melbourne CBD and Westgate Bridge. There are over 120,000 vehicles a day on Westgate and 10 lanes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%98resund_Bridge

So, if your power is cash flow positive and your bridge traffic pays for itself then why wouldn’t you ask your Victorian State Government to make it happen? There’s nothing quite like a nice local tourist drive holiday to help keep more cash in Victoria and local business.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 28 Oct 2017, 08:07 
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Melbourne’s Bay Bridge - With Hydro? A world first?

Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse did commercial Hydro first in 1895 at Niagara Falls to supply electricity to New York.

http://www.teslasociety.com/exhibition.htm

You will see some interesting pictures and brief history at the above link.

The worlds first ‘tide current’ Hydro opened 1966 ‘The Rance Tidal Power’ plant in France. See link below.. to

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rance_Tidal_Power_Station

MBBridge Hydro units anchored to catch the Rip Tide Currents at the MBBridge piers most likely would be the same units used in the Scotland Meygen project. A series of 30 year lease contracts for each generation site; where operators would wholesale electricity to The Grid and revert to public ownership at a later date.

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“Of those engineers, financiers and scientists whose genius, courage and industry made possible at Niagara the birth of hydro electric power and created the first five thousand horsepower water turbines directly connected to alternating current generators and inaugurated in America the transmission of long distance power by electricity. You are among the very small number of individuals who have been permitted to survive and take part in further growth and development of the Niagara idea, now become the heritage of the world almost without thought in mind of the present generation of the condition of the ‘electric art’ prior to 1893.”


Quote July 10, 1931 from a letter to Nikola Tesla E.E. A.I.E.E. from the Niagara Power Co. New York City, New York. On the occasion of his 75th birthday.


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