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China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel
UK Telegraph ^ | February 14, 2014 | Malcolm Moore

Posted on 02/14/2014 11:46:55 AM PST by C19fan

At more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition. A 76-mile-long tunnel will run between the northern city of Dalian with Yantai, on the east coast. "Work could begin as early as 2015 or 2016," said Wang Mengshu, an expert at the Chinese academy of Engineering, to the China Daily.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: china; infrasturcture; tunnel
Look at the red tape and like the US deals with if it tries to build anything.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 11:46:55 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Better they build tunnels than aircraft carriers.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 11:49:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: C19fan

What was the last great engineering project in the US?

The Mass “Big Dig” that connected approximately 3 miles of highway under Boston? That took 20 years and was massively over budget?


3 posted on 02/14/2014 11:50:29 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: C19fan

I’m always amazed by the grandiose scale of the building projects communist countries - well, at least China and the former Soviet Union - undertake.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:00 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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That took 20 years and was massively over budget?

Unions.

You got a problem wit' 'dat?

5 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: 2banana

Ya but thats the MA way...over budget and under engineered. The falling tiles were a ‘feature’.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:28 AM PST by 556x45
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To: DemforBush
I’m always amazed by the grandiose scale of the building projects communist countries - well, at least China and the former Soviet Union - undertake.

Ain't slavery grand?

7 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: C19fan

Considering how occasionally Chinese buildings or bridges just collapse, I would not want to be in this tunnel when it’s completed.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:44 AM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: C19fan

What could go wrong?


9 posted on 02/14/2014 11:55:08 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: 2banana

No, not twenty years, and their initial estimate was insanely stupid.

It was a hell of a project, I’m proud to have been a part of it. Constructing, not design, that was an abortion.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:40 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, I guess it is indeed possible to do just about anything when you have plenty of Gulag labor to carry out your bidding.

Not necessarily well, of course, as the Soviet’s whole “let’s drain the Aral see and irrigate the cotton fields” proved, to say nothing of Mao’s “make steel in your backyard” in the Great Leap Forward. /stupid commies.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 11:59:45 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
No, not twenty years, and their initial estimate was insanely stupid.

Your math needs some tweaking.

The official planning phase started in 1982; the construction work was done between 1991 and 2006; and the project concluded on December 31, 2007, when the partnership between the program manager and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority ended.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dig

12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:00:06 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

Not really. Work in earnest didn’t start until 1994, and was substantially complete in 2003.

Even so, there has never been a construction project like it on the planet, clearly you have no clue as to the scope of work accomplished.

Yeah, the initial estimate was a joke, and Bechtel’s management was disgusting, but it was an incredible and necessary undertaking.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 12:08:04 PM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad. :()
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Ain't slavery grand?

It's been effectively employed in the past:


14 posted on 02/14/2014 12:11:29 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: C19fan

If they overshoot their target, will they dig all the way to the United States?


15 posted on 02/14/2014 12:12:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan
The longest tunnel...the tallest building? OK.But having traveled to China recently and toured its most affluent region,the area within a 100 mile radius of Hong Kong,I can assure you all that while there are people there who are well off the *overwhelming* majority *still* live like animals...as they did during my first visit to that region some 30 years ago
16 posted on 02/14/2014 12:28:22 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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“What was the last great engineering project in the US?”

What “great engineering project in the U.S. is an economic necessity? Are engineering projects SUPPOSED to be done only ‘cause their cool?

“The Mass “Big Dig” that connected approximately 3 miles of highway under Boston? That took 20 years and was massively over budget?”

When maybe it would have been cheaper and less disruptive to move NOT build the tunnel, but instead to have taken up some alternate solutions to the I-93 and I-90 roads and routes?? Or would any alternatives not been as grandiose or “created or sustained” as many jobs??


17 posted on 02/14/2014 12:42:00 PM PST by Wuli
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cool and needed engineering projects are the best.

Like the Hoover Dam.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 12:53:12 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

If they wanted to do something grandiose and useful, a 1500 mile tunnel from Missouri to California could provide a never ending supply of fresh water and would improve the quality of life and agriculture for millions, might have to install a few more damns to keep the river depth up, but the Mississippi river wouldn’t notice the diversion.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 1:18:49 PM PST by Hardslab
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To: 2banana

“cool and needed”

“needed” is the important terms and “cool” is useless without it

and

just because we CAN do something & it is “cool” does not always prove it is really NEEDED


20 posted on 02/14/2014 1:41:44 PM PST by Wuli
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To: C19fan

All the equipment and structures supplied by Harbor Freight. What could go wrong?


21 posted on 02/14/2014 1:48:44 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: 556x45

it was an “adventure tunnel”. never knew what was gonna happen going through it.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 1:52:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: C19fan

Its amazing what we accomplished as a nation pre EPA and ESA.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 2:06:22 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: DemforBush

Yes just look at the pictures of the Great Wall of China.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 2:17:01 PM PST by sharpee
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Actually, the ChiComs managed to wreck significant portions of the Wall during the Cultural Revolution. It just had the advantage of being too big and well-built to be completely obliterated, unlike the Ming Tombs and a lot of other priceless history in China.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: C19fan

If they dig deep enough they may encounter comrade obama’s chief advisor.


26 posted on 02/15/2014 5:55:37 AM PST by clearcarbon
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To: C19fan

China has great internal construction standards.

27 posted on 02/15/2014 6:01:05 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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