There are tunnels for cars, tunnels for trains,
tunnels for pedestrians,
but now Norway has a plan
to build the first ever tunnel for large ships.
The tunnel will be built
in the west of the country for large seagoing ships.
It will be 1.7 kilometers long
and have a height of roughly 50 meters from top to bottom.
This will make it large enough
for even large cargo ships to pass through.
It will cut through the narrowest part of a peninsula.
The tunnel is being built
to shorten a frequently stormy route in the region.
The coastal waters in the west of Norway
are particularly dangerous
due to a combination of currents, shallows and high waves. Bad weather there
often delays freight traffic and liner service.
There has been talk of building such a tunnel since 1870.
Construction of the tunnel
should begin in 2018 at the earliest.
It is expected to take four years to complete.
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Norway to Build World’s First Tunnel for Ships
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