5 Subsea Tunnels

Tim Konrad
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August 3, 2010

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

  • Crosses: Chesapeake Bay
  • Length: Two one mile long (1.6 km) tunnels. Length Toll Plaza to Toll Plaza: 20 miles
  • Connects: Eastern Shore of Virginia with Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • Opened: April, 1964.
  • Cost: $200 million North Bound ,$250 million South Bound.

The Drogden Tunnel

  • Crosses: the Oresund strait.
  • Length: 4,050 m (13,287 ft)
  • Connects: The Danish capital of Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö.
  • Opened: Summer 2000.
  • Cost: DKK 30.1 billion entire Øresund connection construction

The Channel Tunnel (The Chunnel)

  • Crosses: the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.
  • Length: 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi)
  • Connects: Dover in the United Kingdom with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais near Calais in northern France.
  • Opened: May 6, 1994.
  • Cost: $15 billion to build.

The Seikan Tunnel

  • Crosses: the Tsugaru Strait.
  • Length: 23.3-kilometre (14.5 mi)
  • Connects: the Japanese island of HonshÅ« and the island of Hokkaidō.
  • Opened: March 13, 1988.
  • Cost: ¥538.4 billion (US$3.6 billion)

The Lincoln Tunnel

  • Crosses: the Hudson River.
  • Length: 1.5-miles long (2.4 km)
  • Connects: Weehawken, New Jersey and the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
  • Opened: December 22, 1937.
  • Cost: $85,000,000

Drogden Tunnel – Photos & Info

Drogden Tunnel.

Moving the tunnel into place

Drogden Tunnel layout.

The Seikan Tunnel – Photos & Info

The Seikan Tunnel Graph.

Entrance to the Seikan Tunnel.

Map of the Seikan Tunnel.

View from inside the Seikan Tunnel.

Building the Seikan Tunnel.

Channel Tunnel (Chunnel) – Photos & Info

View of the Strait of Dover.

Geological profile of the Chunnel.

Chunnel Outline

Lincoln Tunnel Photos

Hudson River.

View from inside the Lincoln tunnel in New York

The Building of the Lincoln tunnel

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel – Photos & Info

Ship passing over the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Graph

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Aerial Photo

Proposed Bridge-Tunnels

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