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Submerged tunnel
Tunnel goes under the mouth of Amvrakikos Gulf
Comments

From: pete592
Mon Jul 17 11:16:11 -0700 2006
Interesting that they didn't opt for a bridge. Just curious, does anyone know what the reasons were?

From: Silicon Sam
Mon Jul 17 15:14:27 -0700 2006
I would tend to think that the amount of land needed to build a bridge tall enough for large ships to pass under would have been prohibitive. The span is only a third of a mile, and far less land is needed for a tunnel, versus building a bridge with say 200' of clearance over the bay. Think of the area needed to go from sea level to 200 feet high and back down again.
 



 


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