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Bridge between Sweden and Denmark

Old Oct 15th 2020, 1:42 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Øresun...0CdP99y3aWnsdA

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Old Oct 16th 2020, 4:27 pm
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Can anyone in the know explain why half bridge, half tunnel ?
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Old Oct 16th 2020, 10:50 pm
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Bridges are much cheaper than tunnels but they needed allow for shipping.
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Old Oct 16th 2020, 11:25 pm
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Bridges are much cheaper than tunnels but they needed allow for shipping.
Generally, but bridges become more expensive the deeper the water, and sea floor geology might make a bridge impractical. Whereas so long as the geology is suitable, a tunnel can go under anything i.e. a tunnel is unaffected by the depth of water above the sea floor.
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Generally, but bridges become more expensive the deeper the water, and sea floor geology might make a bridge impractical. Whereas so long as the geology is suitable, a tunnel can go under anything i.e. a tunnel is unaffected by the depth of water above the sea floor.
As far as it goes, but as you say, geology cuts both ways.
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Old Oct 17th 2020, 7:46 pm
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We are now having heated debates here on our island about bridges and tunnels.. This has been a point for discussion since The Marquess refused permission in 1945 for the then Scottish Office to build a bridge to the mainland from Bute..

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...traive-bridge/

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Old Oct 21st 2020, 6:50 pm
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The half brigge half tunnel was because of thge proximity to a busy international airport. It is in the text (which I did not read !)
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