World's first shipping tunnel planned in Norway

04/16/2013 | Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Australia), The

Norway plans to build the world's first tunnel for large cargo and passenger ships to help vessels navigate through a coastal area known for its dangerous seas and high winds. The 1-mile Stad maritime tunnel "will be carved into a piece of the peninsula's mountainside, linking two fjords, hallmarks of the Norwegian coastline." The $166 million project is slated to begin in 2018 and be finished in 2022.

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