August 24, 2011

Russia Plans $65bn Tunnel to America

Tony Halpin, writing for The Sunday Times:

"Russia has unveiled an ambitious plan to build the world’s longest tunnel under the Bering Strait as part of a transport corridor linking Europe and America via Siberia and Alaska.

The 64-mile (103km) tunnel would connect the far east of Russia with Alaska, opening up the prospect of the ultimate rail trip across three quarters of the globe from London to New York. The link would be twice as long as the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France."

Gas, oil, electricity, fiber optic cables, a rail line, or perhaps a roadway could connect the continents in such a tunnel. Sounds intriguing.