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Flat Earth Theory / Perfectly flat bridge vs round earth
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:49:32 PM »
I'd like to see the opinions of both the round earth and flat earth Stance of the following situation.

Please note this features a lot of hypotheticals but I imagine the fundamental science will still hold true.

Imagine a Bridge is built from England to America. This would obviously be slightly curved in order to follow the earths curvature.

However, if the bridge was built perfectly flat, would you agree that one end of the Bridge would end up in space?

With This said, would it appear flat or would it appear to gradually slope upwards? (To someone standing at the base in England.

Also if someone was to attempt to walk along this Bridge, would they Eventually struggle with the gradient and require a ladder?

I have a few more questions with this but would like to see people's opinions on this scenario first.

If it doesn't make sense please let me know and I'll attempt to reword.

(Also I know it's unfeasible to build a Bridge that long and utterly nonsense to then walk across it, but this is besides the point).

Thanks! !

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