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Inspired by: <link>. Pykrete has long been the perfect
solution. Mankind has just been very unsporting by not
finding the appropriate problem. Mankind has, however,
dreamed of bridging Asia and America at the tastefully
narrow Bering Straits. Other locations offer prohibitively
frankly vulgar, distances.
Now, a traditional bridge would be exposed to ferocious
weather, icebergs and the occasional curious bear. A
Pykrete bridge will be different, no soaring elegant cable
stayed anything, just REALLY massive floating blocks
a few steel tethers and links here and there. It should
laugh in the face of bracing weather.... if Pykrete could
laugh or weather had a face.
Making it should be easy: in winter, go north a bit, find
flat-ish looking bit of regular sea ice, and set about
spraying your wood-water slurry over it in any pattern
like... I recommend the pattern that most looks like
sections of a Pykrete bridge. You'll probably find that as
you build up your structure, it will break itself off in an
obliging manner, if not, some explosive encouragement
may be used. Then, simply tow them into position.
After the bridge is in place, the people of Siberia will
FINALLY have access to a large supply of snow, ice and
Save Arctic Sea Ice
[bs0u0155, Nov 08 2013]
[not_morrison_rm, Nov 10 2013]
||// access to a large supply of snow, ice and rocks. //
||... and, presumably, Sarah Palin ...
||//.. and, presumably, Sarah Palin ...//
||The Russians in question are extraordinarily tough
and will definitely have rifles, it'll only end one way.
||We know, and the Russians don't deserve to be treated that way. They lost 20 million people in WW2 ... how many more ? Oh, the humanity ...
||//They lost 20 million people
||And people accuse me of forgetfulness. Pish.
||My uncle used to tell that joke. 'Course I Nome, he's my
I cant feel my Knees...
||Putin is evil.
We dont need his kind
Crossing the cOld Pacific.
||A little research suggests such a structure would
partially block some of the South-to-North currents,
preserving the Northern Sea Ice a little longer into
the summer months. Also, it would hem-in icebergs
making shipping a little less hazardous in the area.