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Friday, April 20, 2007

Russia wants to build tunnel to Alaska

Russia has proposed the building of a tunnel connecting Siberia with Alaska in the Bering strait. The project is estimated to take between 10 and 15 years to complete. It will also cost about $65 Billion to build. The tunnel, if built, would be huge. It would contain a high speed rail line, a full size highway, an oil pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, electricity cables, and fiber optic data cables. The tunnel would be 64 miles long. which makes it twice as long as the UK France tunnel under the English channel.
Currently the project has strong supporters in the Russian government, and supporters in the Alaskan state government. It hasn't really been pitched to the US federal government. So there is no time table on when this will happen or if it will happen.

Via Gizmodo:Tunnel Between Russia and Alaska in the Works and Bloomberg: Russia Plans World's Longest Tunnel, a Link to Alaska

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