Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: the Norwegian ship tunnel

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,025

    Default the Norwegian ship tunnel


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    South SF Bay Area
    Posts
    91

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    The Big Dig... The Bigger Dig... The Biggest Dig
    16'5" Welsford Walkabout

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    996

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    That would be an impressive piece of engineering. I wonder what the tidal influences would be in there? Perhaps not much, given it's comparative shallowness?... I
    Chuck Hancock

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Location
    Hyannis, MA, USA
    Posts
    50,289

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Wow.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bainbridge Island WA
    Posts
    3,970

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Very cool project. I see it has detractors but any big infrastructure plan will.
    Steve

    If you would have a good boat, be a good guy when you build her - honest, careful, patient, strong.
    H.A. Calahan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
    Posts
    26,573

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    I think it makes sense; it’s pretty much the same dimensions as the St Lawrence Seaway.

    The other Norwegian infrastructure project - the one with the floating tunnels - seems odder to me.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science...way-ncna971581
    Last edited by Andrew Craig-Bennett; 05-01-2021 at 02:41 AM.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Bainbridge Island WA
    Posts
    3,970

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Floating tunnels? Yikes. Seattle has a floating bridge that regularly gets shut down for inclement weather.
    Steve

    If you would have a good boat, be a good guy when you build her - honest, careful, patient, strong.
    H.A. Calahan

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wongawallan Oz
    Posts
    16,379

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Makes me feel like I live in a very backward and unimaginative country.....
    Larks

    “It’s impossible”, said pride.
    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Makes me feel like I live in a very backward and unimaginative country.....
    Sadly true at the moment.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,025

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    The floating tunnel clip.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wongawallan Oz
    Posts
    16,379

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill99 View Post
    Sadly true at the moment.
    At the moment? I’d say at least for the last 70 years .......
    Larks

    “It’s impossible”, said pride.
    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    Posts
    1,500

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    Nineteen years ago I did a brief bicycle tour in Norway, ending up in Bergen. Several of the routes involved putting the bike on the bus to get through the road tunnels which largely shortcut from villages in one fjord through the mountainous ridges that separate them from the next one over.

    The locals joked at the time that their tourism slogan should be "Come to Norway, see it from the inside!"
    Alex

    “A man in an open shirt, sat gazing out to sea; A young man, a hale man, and I wished that I were he and that the things that I loved were as they used to be”
    - Geoffrey Holdsworth

    http://www.alexzimmerman.ca

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Benfleet Essex UK
    Posts
    480

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    The Norwegians love their dynamite engineering, we visited friends there a few years back & drove from Oslo Torp airport south to Tvedestrand along the E18, they put a road in & it just drills though a mountain, where the tunnel comes out over a fjord they stick a bridge in, over & over again, the scale of the engineering was stupendous.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
    Posts
    26,573

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    “Oslo Torp” is a term only used by Ryanair! “Torp” is Sandefjord!

    Don’t ask me how I know this...
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Benfleet Essex UK
    Posts
    480

    Default Re: the Norwegian ship tunnel

    I confess we were flying in one of Ryanair's sardine cans, Quite a memorable flight because as soon as we sat in our seats three young kids started to cry, their parents couldnt shut them up, as the engines started & the plane started to roll the crying got worse, as the plane reached the runway they started screaming & as the pilot revved the engines the howls of terror got louder. At take off those kids nearly drowned out the roar of the engines. At this point several people myself included started to laugh. Shouldnt have done but we couldnt help it!
    But Norway is a beautiful country, In the 170 km south to our friends house i saw just one piece of litter at the side of the road. Contrast this to the crap that people throw out of their car windows here. No pride in their own land. Sometimes i despair.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •