Bridge to Nowhere? How About a Tunnel to Russia?

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    No doubt Sara will claim she can see Russia from her basement!:lol:
     
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    I hear if you dig straight down you will hit China
     
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    Sounds good to me. Why not try? We've done amazing things in the past and we should do this too.
     
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    Can't see the point. The Chunnell works partly because France and England are part of the EU,and there are no passport controls.

    Who in Alaska wants to go to Russia?

    Who in Russia has business in Alaska?
     
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    Russia has a tremendous amount of valuable materials...natural resources we can use to build back our manufacturing base. The proposed tunnel will only be for train transport. The other goal is to incorporate a gas pipeline. Russia has enormous natural gas deposits. As long as the pipeline flows from there to here I see cheap gas for us for a long time to come.

    China also wants in...the cost of train transport of manufactred goods is expected to be one fifth the cost of shipping on the ocean.
     
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    This is the same reason the Gibraltar tunnel is talked about as well. its less for people then for goods.
     
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    Alasaka has tons of natural gas. Shipping gas to Alaska?

    And I have never heard that overland freight is cheaper than overseas freight. You look at a population map, there is no one living up there on either side. Most of Alaska's people live down by the panhandle, and Russia's nearest population center is in Vladivostok. It would be prohibitovly expensive just to build the connections to the Bearing sea. let alone across it.
     

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