Traffic flows through China's new underground tunnel

12/28/2008 | China Daily (Beijing)

Traffic began moving through China's new four-lane tunnel under the Yangtze River on Sunday. The nearly $300-million tunnel cuts travel time between business areas in the Hubei Province to seven minutes from 30 minutes. The tunnel can withstand flooding, having been built with a 300-year flood plain in mind. About 50,000 vehicles can travel through it every day.

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