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Bridges, tunnels... where is this heading?


China just opened the longest bridge in the world to Hong Kong.
The bridge Russia constructed to Crimea is longest in Europe.
Inspired by the Channel Tunnel, Finland and Estonia have been considering a similar tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn.

My question is, how much of the world will follow this pattern in future? Are we about to see more super-long bridges and tunnels connecting world more closely?

And channels, I recall one of the Central American countries was planning a competitor to Panama Canal.

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I'm a little nervous about that long bridge. There's nowhere to go if something goes horribly wrong. The same with tunnels. I like big highways and railroads that cut distance off the previous routes, with fast trains and the facility to travel at higher speeds, but that thing scares me.
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I'm sure we'll get the proposed Scotland to Northern Ireland bridge and England to France bridge promised once we reap the dividends of Brexit, as their proponents promise.

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I wouldn't travel on any of those even if I was offered a million bucks. Nope, not going to happen!
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I'd like to experience that once or twice in my life, bit of like a roller coaster.

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In a vaguely related note, study for suggested "railway to Arctic Sea" through Finland, bit of Norway and in some models Sweden has concluded it wouldn't be economically viable.

Reindeer keepers are happy.

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