Floating underwater tunnel will improve traffic in Norway
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The Sognefjord tunnel plans are part of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s USD 25 billion “No Ferries” national infrastructure project. The project’s goal is to reduce residents’ need to follow winding routes along the coastline. Tunnels providing direct passage across fjords would make travel faster and particularly benefit rural residents often stranded by weather. Although the Administration team is considering a number of engineering options, most fjords are too wide and deep for a typical bridge. Submerged floating tunnels would preserve the views and keep water transport channels clear for ships. Underwater tunnels would be held up by pontoons and…
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