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Norway’s plans for a $56 billion ‘floating tunnel’
The downside of living in a country with spectacular snow-capped mountains, fjords and glaciers is it’s very difficult to get around.
The dramatic terrain in Norway, especially along the west coast, makes travelling difficult for the 5.3 million people who live in that part of the country.
Travelling the 1100km between the west coast cities of Kristiansand in the south and Trondheim in the north, for example, takes 21 hours and includes no less than seven ferries.
Beautiful as the land may be, that’s a big nope from us.
But the Norwegian government has come up with an ambitious plan, set to cost a whopping $56 billion, to solve the problem.
And it includes underwater “floating” tunnels 30m under the surface of the water.