Road Trip to Russia? New Tunnel Might Make it Possible

A 64-mile-long tunnel beneath the Bering Sea might be more torturous than relaxing for the more claustrophobic of road-trippers, but a proposed tunnel from Russia to Alaska might open the possibility.

The Russian government has apparently given the green light on a new tunnel project that would double the length of the England-to-France Channel Tunnel and connect Siberia with Alaska. If completed, the $65 billion project would be the longest underwater tunnel in the world.

The bad news for possible commuters between Uelen, Russia and Nome, Alaska is that the tunnel would strictly be a high-speed rail line that could move up to 100 million tons of freight per year.

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