If this goes through I'm totally driving to Russia!
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I still don't get why they just make a bridge, and not a tunnel.
They can simply make the bridge underground to protect it from weather and such.
Anyway, great news! Looking forward to this.
How would an underground bridge NOT be in a tunnel?
Why would you drive down a railway tunnel? In a small crushable auto mobile?
Wait, doesn't Alaska have a lot of earthquakes?
Wouldn't earthquakes damage this tunnel?
cant wait for some asshole to drill a hole down into the tunnel
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I would feel really, really, really bad driving in that tunnel... after watching Daylight.
Awhile ago they wanted to build a bridge with ice breaking pylons on it. Wonder why they abandoned the bridge for a tunnel, seems like the bridge would be easier and cheaper...
Far cry from the days when they used to threaten each other with nukes, no?
It's cool and all, but wouldn't it be cheaper to just take a ferry across?
It's not for passenger travel. It's to make trade between Canada, Russia and the US quicker and more efficient. A ferry takes weeks to do what a train does in a few days.
Good. I'm sick of always hearing talk about connecting the Bering Strait and no one building anything.
Next chance I get I will go and take pictures.
Who's down for an around the world road-trip when this is finally completed?
Once the tunnel is complete, Comrade, the invasion can go under way. MUHAHAHAHAHA!
i don't think it will last that long though because of tectonic plates shifting and shit?
but this is awesome
I hope there isn't a massive fire in the tunnel.
Once this is complete they need to make a tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean connecting London with New York City. Then you literally can ride a train all the way around the world.
i bet it'll turn up like boston's big dig
a huge chunk of paneling will fall and kill someone, then it'll leak, russia will be sued, it'll never get finished
Russia only approved it so they could sneak nukes into our country
THE COLD WAR HAS JUST BEGUN
This could take a great burden off shipping ports.
Thanks for updating my late thread
I was going to look for a newer source but it was already off the top of the first page so I didn't care
First 4 replies confuses the fuck out of me.
Anyway, glad to see we're finally connecting continents together. This should make travelling a lot easier for some people (namely ones who are afraid of flying and/or boats).
Pointless, you still have drive incredibly far across Siberia to get to act the parts of Russia that aren't ice.
I'd be down for a road trip. California to Moscow let's do this!
I think that they're building a tunnel instead of a bridge so they don't have to worry about ice and saltwater ruining the materials
And then it gets covered in crab pots