Heard this word for the first time? Read it twice, this may be the 8th wonder of the world in near future. Ever thought of going to America or Russia or any other country by your own private vehicle? If yes, then it is going to become a reality. If no, it is though going to be a reality.
ABOUT BERING STRAIT:
Vitus BERING, a scientist and a Danish navigator, explored the North Pacific for the Russians and discovered Bering Island and the Strait. In 1728 he sailed through the Strait, proving that Asia and North America are separate continents and hence it is named “Bering strait”.
A bridge, which will connect the easternmost point of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, USA, the westernmost point of the North American continent for the first time after Ice age, is going to be built on the Bering Strait. The bridge will need 220 piers to build. It will be divided into 3 parts. Top most part will be used for roadways, middle part will be used for railways, and bottommost part will be used for pipelines. So the oil from Syria could be transported to America very easily and consuming less time which will meet the ever increasing demand of oil in America.
HURDLES TO OVERCOME:
Some major obstacles that need to be overcome for the bridge to become a reality are:The depth of the water as the strait is no deeper than 180 ft (55 m).
We can reach from Russia to Alaska in less than an hour through this bridge. The bridge will bring the world together and will revolutionize the world economy.
The most amazing thing that would happen is, when a person in Russia would cross the bridge and land in Alaska (N. America) he would actually travel 1 day back in his life.
No other bridge close to this length is built so far. “Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge” consisting of two paralled bridges is longest in the world nearly 23 miles long. But this Bering Strait Bridge is going to be 55 miles long. This project will surely be a milestone in the history of infrastructure.