Posted by **Jaskson** on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:37pm.

A bridge in Sweden carries the Gota Canal over a highway. What, if anything happens to the load on the bridge when a boat passes across it in the canal?

- Physical Science -
**bobpursley**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:38pm
it increases slightly, due to the water height increasing slightly.

- Physical Science -
**Damon**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:39pm
Ignoring waves and pressure variations due to velocity, nothing at all. The weight of the boat displaces an equal weight of water.

- Physical Science -
**Damon**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:41pm
The water level does not go up, steady state. It is a canal, not a closed basin.

- Physical Science -
**bobpursley**, Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 7:43pm
OK, I agree with Prof Damon, if it is an open canal, water level is constant.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- science - what happens to the load on a bridge that carries the Goeta Canal when...
- physic - You own a yacht which is 14.5 meters long. It is motoring down a canal ...
- physics - You own a yacht which is 14.5 meters long. It is motoring down a canal...
- math (trig) - from the top of a bridge over the burlington canal, maria looks ...
- physics - A bridge is ten meters above a canal and A motor boat going 3minutes ...
- physics - The roadway bridge over a canal is in the form of an arc of circle of ...
- English - bridge, boat 1. People can go across a river on this (Is 'this' a ...
- Calculus,Reaction rates - A man walks across a bridge at the rate of 5 ft/s as a...
- calculus - a bridge is 10 m. above a canal. A motorboat going 3 m/sec passes ...
- Writing - How can I end this? ____ The bridge I made a model of is the Sydney ...

More Related Questions