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.
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