The Alaska to Russia Tunnel Rumor

 - Mar 30, 2008
References: newlaunches
There are persistent rumors that a tunnel is being planned that will link Alaska with the Chutoka region of Russia. "The drill will be built by Germany's Herrenknecht AG and it will the first drill capable of boring a four-lane tunnel through the 55-mile wide Bering Strait" says

They further add that, "A leading British daily is speculating that Russian President Putin is already in talks with Washington for the tunnel." Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich dropped $160 million for the world's largest drill further fueling talks of a massive tunnel that will link the two continents.

The picture shown is the Herrenknecht EPB Shield S-300 mega tunnel boring machine built to excavate a road tunnel in Madrid.