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Misleading video of bridge render resurfaces

A video from 2020 that wrongly tagged a render of a Norwegian bridge as that of the planned 15-kilometer super bridge that will link Mindoro to Batangas has resurfaced.

Behind Asia’s video titled "The Mindoro-Batangas Super Floating Bridge" has garnered more than four million views since its posting in August 2020, including a spike of more than 850,000 views from shares and other posts around mid-January.

A reverse image search shows the picture used to depict the super bridge is actually a render of a Norwegian floating bridge.

According to a master's thesis published in 2017, the render was a proposed design for a pontoon bridge crossing the town of Bjørnafjorden. The bridge is part of the E39 highway along Norway’s west coast.

The render can also be traced to a scientific publication funded by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

The rendered image was also inaccurately used in a video featuring the Roma Point Bridge.

The Department of Public Works and Highways says the super bridge is set for a feasibility study. (LA)


Behind Asia. (2020, August 14.) The Mindoro-Batangas Super Floating Bridge [Video clip]. Facebook.

Department of Public Works and Highways. (n.d.). MINDORO-BATANGAS SUPER BRIDGE.

Eldegard, O. (2017). Analysis and design of floating bridge over Bjørnefjorden - Floating bridge subjected to large ship collisions.

Republic erects Quezon Bridge. (2020, October 29).

Sha, Y. Amdahl, J., and Yang, K.. (2019). An efficient approach for ship collision design of reinforced concrete pontoon walls. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 700. 012038. 10.1088/1757-899X/700/1/012038

Republic erects Quezon Bridge. (2020, October 29).


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