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World Highways   06 May 2020   Egypt  
<p>A programme of bridge building in Egypt&rsquo;s capital Cairo will improve transport and help cut the chronic congestion in the city. In all, 40 bridges are being built in Cairo, with the project being funded by the Egyptian Government.<br />The programme ...
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Interesting Engineering   08 May 2019   World  
<p>Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.<br />But, they have not all been excavated for purely logistical reasons. Tunnels were, and still are, widely ...
Los Angeles Curbed   16 January 2019   USA   Los Angeles  
<p>In December, tech billionaire Elon Musk and his tunneling startup, The Boring Company, unveiled a mile-long tunnel beneath Hawthorne&mdash;a prototype of an undergroundtransportation system called &ldquo;Loop.&rdquo;<br />Musk has repeatedly suggested that ...
Business Today   17 October 2018   India  
<p>For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border, a senior official told PTI.<br />While many metro stations in Delhi and other ...
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VPR   08 November 2017   USA   Connecticut  
<p>A giant, miles-long tunnel is about to be drilled hundreds of feet beneath Connecticut&rsquo;s capital. This subterranean project will take years, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the hope is, result in cleaner water for the Connecticut River and ...
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Q13fox   03 May 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>SEATTLE — Bertha the tunnel-boring machine has now excavated 117 feet of the 385 feet needed before the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct can reopen to traffic.<br>Seattle Tunnel Partners has installed 17 rings since mining started up again on Friday, WSDOT announced ...
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VINCI   09 December 2015   Sweden   Hallandsas Tunnels  
<p>- VINCI Construction Grands Projets and its Swedish partner Skanska succeeded in building the tunnels through the &ldquo;impenetrable mountain&rdquo; <br />- Sweden&rsquo;s longest railway tunnels were built using VINCI Construction Grands Projets&rsquo; ...
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The Seattle Times   04 November 2015   USA   New York,Manhattan  
<p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; A massive new commuter rail project below New York City&rsquo;s Grand Central Terminal &mdash; one of the nation&rsquo;s largest transportation upgrades &mdash; is slowly rolling forward, including a tunnel costing $1 million per foot, ...
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Bangkok Post   23 October 2015   Thailand   Chao Phraya River  
<p>Work on Thailand's first rail tunnel under the Chao Phraya River is expected to finish by Dec 5 this year and will connect with the Sanam Chai station train to be developed into a "palace hall" on the extended Blue Line rail route. <br>More than 75% of ...
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nytimes.com   02 October 2015   USA   Hudson River  
<p>The federal transportation secretary said on Thursday that officials were taking important initial steps to accelerate long-stalled plans to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.</p> <p>Speaking at a business breakfast in Manhattan, the secretary, ...
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