How will Bering Strait look like, if the 60-billion-dollars Siberian-Alaskan Railway bridge be constructed? Totally different, we might guess.
A train tunnel under the Bering Strait that might connect USA and Russia sounds more like a fantastic dream, but the idea to construct a $60 billion train line has its supporters. This week a crazy-like idea was backed by President Dmitry Medvedev’s top officials.
“The tunnel would mean Russian territory would meet U.S. jurisdiction underneath the islands of Big Diomede, which is Russian, and Little Diomede, which is American. One problem might be that there is no rail line to Alaska’s west coast,” writes MSNBC.
A plan of connecting continents is not new at all. It was offered a few decades ago. The idea was also seriously discussed in 2007 at a conference in Moscow called “Megaprojects of Russia’s East .” At that time and now the tunnel evangelists have been telling about many advantages. The major one, of course, is that the train line might become the cheapest, fastest and safest way to move cargos, goods and Siberian natural minerals around the world.