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Monday, 13 July 2015 11:53cat

The Longest Underwater Tunnel

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
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The underwater tunnel is a huge project with a cost at around 36 billion US dollars, with a length twice as long as the Channel Tunnel is and it will be built in the most dangerous earthquake zones in Asia. When the tunnel is completed, the Dalian tunnel will be the longest undersea tunnel in the world.


The underwater tunnel is a huge project with a cost at around 36 billion US dollars, with a length twice as long as the Channel Tunnel is and it will be built in the most dangerous earthquake zones in Asia. When the tunnel is completed, the Dalian tunnel will be the longest undersea tunnel in the world. The longest bridge in the world, the largest airport, the longest gas pipeline... every big project is or will be in China.

Huge infrastructure projects are part of the Chinese tradition. From the Great Wall to the Three Gorges Dam, the Chinese nation has used its huge infrastructure projects to demonstrate the robustness of construction and project economic power.
And this seems to have been only the beginning, because nowadays China's leaders are moving more aggressively, doubling grand infrastructure projects. Last year, for example, the powerful National Development and Reform Commission has approved projects with a cost of 115 billion dollars for the construction of 21 infrastructure projects.

Shanghai is an extremely rich city with 25 million inhabitants. It has huge airports, complex drainage and huge power plant systems.
Proponents of these titanic projects argue that large dams and huge wind farms will reduce carbon emissions, while public transport systems will reduce fuel consumption and offer ecological solutions.

The future Chinese plans are even more ambitious. The tunnel in Dalian will be miniature in comparison with the future international railway linking China to the US, with the construction of underwater tunnel between Russia and Alaska.

 

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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