This is a tunnel that has the world’s first roundabout underwater

Last Updated: December 10, 2020By Tags: ,

The Faroe Islands are one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world.

Most of the inhabitants are employed in fishing, and recently the network of bridges and tunnels that connect individual islands has been expanded …

Four years ago, work began on one of the submarine tunnels, which will connect the two largest islands, Streymoy and Eysturoy. It will be open to traffic on December 19, and the conditions in which it was built look incredible.

This is the first tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean, which includes a roundabout and which divides the two access roads to the island of Eysturoy. We assume that this is the first underwater roundabout in the world.

The tunnel will shorten the distance between the town of Tórshavn and the village of Runavík and the village of Strendur from 55 to 17 kilometers.

The duration of the trip was reduced by 64 minutes to only 16 minutes. The tunnel is 11 kilometers long, and the lowest point is 187 meters below sea level. In order not to be gray and boring inside, the artists there created decorative lighting. About 7,500 tons of material were needed to strengthen the rock foundations.

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