Skip to comments.China plans the world's longest undersea tunnel
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.
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Better they build tunnels than aircraft carriers.
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?
I’m always amazed by the grandiose scale of the building projects communist countries - well, at least China and the former Soviet Union - undertake.
You got a problem wit' 'dat?
Ya but thats the MA way...over budget and under engineered. The falling tiles were a ‘feature’.
Ain't slavery grand?
Considering how occasionally Chinese buildings or bridges just collapse, I would not want to be in this tunnel when it’s completed.
What could go wrong?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's been effectively employed in the past:
If they overshoot their target, will they dig all the way to the United States?
“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??
cool and needed engineering projects are the best.
Like the Hoover Dam.
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.
“cool and needed”
“needed” is the important terms and “cool” is useless without it
just because we CAN do something & it is “cool” does not always prove it is really NEEDED
All the equipment and structures supplied by Harbor Freight. What could go wrong?
it was an “adventure tunnel”. never knew what was gonna happen going through it.
Its amazing what we accomplished as a nation pre EPA and ESA.
Yes just look at the pictures of the Great Wall of China.
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.
If they dig deep enough they may encounter comrade obama’s chief advisor.
China has great internal construction standards.
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