photo: THE NORWEGIAN PUBLIC ROADS ADMINISTRATION
“It’s not actually that crazy,” says a quote from Arianna Minoretti, a senior engineer with the country’s public roads administration in Wired Magazine.
One of the great challenges we have here in British Columbia is geography; mountains, islands and sounds/fjords….if only we could cut across to the sunshine coast or over to the Island? It would free up so much space for people to live to raise their families. Norway is working on a solution to their own geographical limitations…. floating tunnels that would sit about 100 feet below the surface of the ocean and above hundreds of feet of more ocean. The tunnel would be fitted to pontoons on the surface and suspended below, with cable down to the ocean floor to secure them. This would allow people to cross greater distances of water while allowing shipping to continue and not mar up the stunning beauty of the waterways.
Norway is still trying to figure out exactly how safe these thing will be…but if they do sort it out, could it be the pefect solution for our own geographical challenges? You can read more about the project in Wired
A tube of concrete suspended in water: Definitely terrifying, surprisingly logical.— WIRED (@WIRED) July 14, 2016