Bering Strait crossing

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Bering Strait crossing A Bering Strait crossing is a hypothetical bridge or tunnel spanning the relatively narrow and shallow Bering Strait between the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia and the Seward Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska . In principle, the bridge or tunnel would provide an overland connection linking Asia with North America , although there is little infrastructure in the nearby parts of Alaska and Russia. Since the two Diomede Islands are between the peninsulas, the Bering Strait could be spanned by three bridges. Two long bridges, each almost 40 kilometres (25 mi) long, would connect the mainland on each side to one island, and a third much shorter one between the two islands, giving a total distance of about 80 kilometres (50 mi). Such length is not unprecedented as the two long bridges would each be shorter than the 41.58- kilometre (25.84 mi) Jiaozhou Bay Bridge
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Unformatted text preview: , currently the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world, though the construction of a Bering Strait crossing would face exceptional engineering, political, and financial challenges. There have been several proposals made by various persons, TV-channels, magazines, etc. The names used for such bridges have included The Intercontinental Peace Bridge and Eurasia-America Transport Link . [1] Tunnel names have included "TKM-World Link" and "AmerAsian Peace Tunnel". In April 2007, Russian government officials told the press that the Russian government will back a $65 billion plan by a consortium of companies to build a Bering Strait tunnel. [2] On 22 August 2011, the Daily Mail reported that the Russian government had approved a 60bn tunnel across the Bering Strait. [3] [4] The 60bn comes from a rough Russian estimate of $100bn....
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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