Norway’s futuristic underwater tunnel project much resembles some scene of Start Trek. We are talking about a floating, submerged tunnel here. It is for sure not any other ordinary tunnel. It’s about the world’s first floating tunnel. The multiple-lane national highway could reduce cross country travel time from 21 hours to about 11, whilst maintaining the attractiveness of Norway’s shoreline, that is authentic and nowhere else to be found in the world.
Supported By Pontoons And Norwegian Engineering
The tunnel is planned for Sognefjord; a 4,000-foot-deep fjord that’s almost 3,000 foot across and one of Norway’s most notable crossings. Rural Norwegians can spend hours to days on the road, but all of that could change with this underwater tunnel project, that is imagined as a double-tube.
The concrete tubes would float with assistance from surface pontoons big enough to support their weight, which is unbelievable. Further on, the roadway would be impervious to weather at the surface: a leading variable in Norwegian road-construction.
The World’s First Floating Tunnel
The notion of a highway that is floating isn’t all that new. Floating bridges can be located elsewhere around the world. However, Norway’s Sognefjord job still brings many novelties, aside such underwater tunnel project introduces a dozens of challenges for international and Norwegian engineers.
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