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Great Wall of China...
« on: 03 March, 2015, 12:34:01 AM »
Is the Great Wall of China still the longest man made structure in the world?
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Re: Great Wall of China...
« Reply #1 on: 03 March, 2015, 01:47:51 PM »
As far as I'm aware, the 5,500 mile structure is still the longest

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Re: Great Wall of China...
« Reply #2 on: 03 March, 2015, 06:08:06 PM »
As far as I'm aware, the 5,500 mile structure is still the longest

I only asked because someone said that maybe that oil or gas pipeline in Siberia or somewhere was longer. Is it?
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Re: Great Wall of China...
« Reply #3 on: 03 March, 2015, 10:44:55 PM »

It depends upon how The Great Wall of China is measured.

The freight train to link China directly to Spain ( !3,000 kilometres) -

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/nation-world/china-spain-freight-train-worlds-longest-railway-route/worlds-longest-railway-route/slideshow/45449054.cms

- is a lot longer than the original measurement of the wall but .......


"This figure (of 13,173 miles) takes into consideration all of the walls that were ever built, even if they are no longer still standing," said Dong Yaohui, the deputy director of China's Great Wall Association.
Previously, the length of the Great Wall had been put at around 5,500 miles: the span of the Ming Dynasty wall whose grey brick fortifications are one of Beijing's most popular tourist destinations." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9314152/The-Great-Wall-of-China-more-than-twice-as-long-as-thought.html

I can't find an oil or gas pipe that is longer than the rail link.