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Norway’s Proposed Underwater Tunnel Project Is The Answer Drivers Are Looking For

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The thought that Norway would reduce highway travel time – without destroying the country’s lovely fjords – is under serious thought, although it is in its beginnings phase. The project offers an innovative solution to the Nordic state transport challenge, which is related to having a functional highway network that needs to spread through innumerable mountains and some 1190 fjords. The Norwegians seems like have done some serious creative thinking, hence are developing a mind blowing underwater tunnel project.

Norway's Proposed Underwater Tunnel Project Is The Answer Drivers Are Looking For

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

Norway's Proposed Underwater Tunnel Project Is The Answer Drivers Are Looking For

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

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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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