Stalin cake and Balalaika

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Jun 15 21:58:14 UTC 2001

In a message dated 06/15/2001 7:54:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

> BALALAIKA--a modern style of suspension bridge that resembles the musical
> instrument.  Riga has one bridge; there are about seven total.  Maybe other
> countries nickname it after other, native instruments?

As best as I can tell from your description, the "balalaika bridge" is known
in English as a "cable-stayed bridge", implying that English-speaking bridge
engineers are rather stayed people.

      - Jim Landau

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