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Bruges Built an Underground Beer Pipeline to Improve Traffic

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016

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Who would have thought that constructing a beer pipeline would lead to less traffic?  Xavier Venneste of Bruges in Belgium did, and not only has he reduced traffic, he will also be saving money.  It also helps that he’s in a country that truly loves its beer.

A fascinating bit of trivia that made this enterprise even tougher:

Actually building the thing wasn’t so easy. The conditions that encouraged the pipeline also beleaguered its construction. Bruges is not only dense, trafficky, and beautiful—it’s as old as the hills. Humans started hanging around this part of Belgium in the Bronze Age, and many of its best-loved buildings date to the 14th century. The United Nations’s cultural arm, UNESCO, has named the entire city center a World Heritage site, worthy of protection.

To read more about the beer pipeline, follow the link below.

 

Photo credit to De Halve Maan

via https://www.wired.com/2016/05/bruges-built-underground-beer-pipeline-improve-traffic/

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