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World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Linking Denmark and Germany

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Amid the decreasing travel times due to the development of international bridges, constructing the Fehmarnbelt, an underwater tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany, has become a hot topic.

According to Time Out, the two countries’ underwater tunnel is expected to be completed by 2029. The Fehmarnbelt boasts that upon completion, it will be the longest underwater tunnel in the world, with a length of 18 kilometers (11.18 miles). The tunnel is set to cross the Fehmarnbelt strait between Fehmarn in northern Germany and Lolland Island in Denmark.

Fehmarnbelt, femern.com

Currently, the fastest transportation between Denmark and Germany is by ferry, which takes 45 minutes one way. However, cars and trains are accessible for the Fehmarnbelt, and traveling one way through the tunnel is expected to take 10 minutes by car and 7 minutes by train.

According to city officials, €4.8 billion (about $5.2 billion) has been invested in the Fehmarnbelt project. On the 17th, a 711.94-foot section of the tunnel was completed and opened alongside a speech by the King of Denmark. Germany’s secretary of state for digital affairs and transport said, “Fehmarnbelt is an amazing technology that advances transportation across Europe.”

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

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