Norway Plans World’s First Ship Tunnel
A new ship tunnel designed to bypass a highly dangerous area for vessels has been cleared by Norwegian officials setting in motion plans for the world’s first ship tunnel.
gCaptain reports that the ‘Stad Ship Tunnel’ will require the blasting of 1.7 miles of rock.
Rather than a concept to speed-up vessel journeys, the tunnel is planned for safety reasons, with 33 fatalities in the area ships the concept navigates around since 1945.
It is expected to take around 3-4 years to construct the tunnel, yet planning would mean that the actualisation of the project would take longer.
The tunnel is anticipated to pull in tourists, with an overhead viewing bridge as part of the plans.