Friday, September 16, 2011

Modulblock

Modulblock, bunker, blast containment wall, LivornoThis kind of huge concrete module is called Modulblock, but they look like oversized Lego bricks. They are normally used to control landslides and to strenghten embankments.Modulblock, bunker, blast containment wall, LivornoThese blocks were used to build the blast containment wall for the defusing of the WWII unexploded bomb found in Venezia and now they are being removed.Modulblock, bunker, blast containment wall, LivornoEach block is 160 cm (5' 3") long and has a weight of two tons.Modulblock, bunker, blast containment wall, LivornoBefore continuing the excavation of the canal, the whole area will be scanned again to avoid other buried surprises.

Search labels: new canal
External links: Modulblock (Prefabbricati LP)
See also: Bombs on the Cover - An Useless Dig - Canale dei Navicelli - Viale Caprera - Micropoles - New Venice - A New Canal - Crash - The Dig - Building the Canal - Venice's Canal - The Old “Cantina” - Along the New Canal - Under Construction - The Bomb - The Buried Bomb - The Wall

13 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Great invention; even though it feels as if 'men won't ever grow up' and still want to play with bricks.
Glad that everything seems to have gone without any damage.
Please have a good Friday.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha I was thinking the same as Robert, they really are 'grown up men' building blocks. As long as they do the job that they're intended for it's all good. Hope they don't find anymore nasty surprises VP. Enjoy your weekend.

Randy said...

They really do look like Legos. Good thing they are still in one piece.

Farmchick said...

When I first saw the pic I was shocked at how much they do look like legos. Glad they work even when they are super sized.

Halcyon said...

Glad this is behind you and nothing was damaged.

Dina said...

If the history was not so sad and the danger not so big, I would be laughing at this playing with Lego Duplo bricks.
Thanks for the lesson about Modulblock. Send a few over.

Cezar and Léia said...

This area is beautiful, I like the last shot with the overview. The color of the water is wonderful!
Glad that the place is safe.
Léia

brattcat said...

VP, these posts have been fascinating. Thank you.

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting document-photo, VP!

JM said...

First time I see these Lego modules.

joo said...

I've never seen them before! Interesting!

Luis Gomez said...

Really amazing! Very interesting VP. Thanks.

Svenske Floyd said...

Was the blast successful?