Flat Earthers Explanation Of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by David on May 8, 2017

This Flat Earth Deception post features a meme about the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York, whose two towers are angled to account for the curved earth.

On the Flat Earthers in Christ Facebook group, a member posted this meme and description:

No matter how OBVIOUS, globe believers will ALWAYS ignore Flat Earth. It’s not a knowledge thing, they can’t let go of their own inflated egoes and admit someone else is telling them they’re wrong.

Verrazano–Narrows Bridge the curvature of the Earth's surface had to be taken into account

Flat earthers just point to the curve of the bridge span, and then look at the water below which is flat looking, and think that they found a proof.

The reason you put a slight curve in the span of the bridge is for structural integrity, as it is stronger that way.

But the explanation of how the bridge was built to take the earth’s curvature into account is much different than that:

Because of the height of the towers (693 ft or 211 m) and their distance apart (4,260 ft or 1,298 m), the curvature of the Earth’s surface had to be taken into account when designing the bridge—the towers are 1 5⁄8 inches (41.275 mm) farther apart at their tops than at their bases; they are not parallel to each other.

So it’s not saying that the bridge itself is curved to account for the curved earth, but that the towers are further apart at the top, because of slight angle change.

Both towers project straight up from the curved Earth, so the distance between the top of the towers is 1 5/8 inch longer than the bottom of the towers.

Just another case of a supposed flat earther proof, that actually reinforces that the earth is  curved.

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