Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bering Strait Tunnel

Although several years ago, this supposed project appeared interesting to some and life changing to others. In 2011, there were several rumors circulating concerning Russia's intentions to build a tunnel (specifically anywhere from one to three - the "original intention" was three) from the northeast coast of Russia to the far western part of Alaska. Apparently both the US and Russia show great care to not only the environment present in the small area between those two countries, but the people that live around it as well. There were numerous reasons for attempting to build a tunnel like this one, aside from the obvious such as allowing people to travel between the two nations without the need of a boat or plane. This tunnel would represent a metaphorical bridge between Russian and the United States, and definitely warm the relations between the two. Even though decades have passed since the end of the Cold War, Russia and the US have never exactly seen eye to eye on all, or even most matters. This supposed tunnel would cause an estimated US $65 billion, no small lump sum/someone's pocket change. As someone how was present for some of the construction of the "Big Dig" in Boston, which lasted over 10 years due to mishaps and miscalculations, the amount of problems a project of this scale could have is massive. However, nothing ever really went past the rumor stage with this project, sadly eliminating much of the possible drama that could have happened.

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