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originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: pl3bscheese
The temperature changing enough to effect such would take longer to take effect that it would take to build the road and on top of that such an increase in temperature to the extent you claim in order to have a tube stay in tact would cause such worldwide devastation that would put such nonsense of a road around the world on the back burner for centuries.
originally posted by: deadeyedick
The bridge in la. does not cross deep water much nor current and ice.
On top of that the closest point in the straight is over 50 mi.long through deep water.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: lamplighters
Surplus oil rigs could be modified as rest stops.
I'm all for it.
The depth of the water offers little challenge, because the strait is no deeper than 55 metres (180 ft). The tides and currents in the area are not severe. Nevertheless, the route would be located just south of the Arctic Circle. Because the location experiences long, dark winters and extreme weather, including average winter lows of −20 °C (−4 °F) and possible lows approaching −50 °C (−58 °F), construction activity would likely be restricted to five months of the year.
The weather also poses challenges to exposed steel. In Lin's design, concrete covers all structures, to simplify maintenance and to offer additional stiffening.
Although there are no icebergs in the Bering Strait, ice floes up to 1.8 metres (6 ft) thick are in constant motion during certain seasons, which could produce forces on the order of 44,000 kilonewtons (9,900,000 pounds-force) on a pier.
Incidentally, a note for the people on this thread confused by the spelling of Bering Strait. It was named after the seaman who discovered it.
Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681, died 19 December 1741)[nb 1] also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering was a Danish born explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known for his two explorations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, the Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge have since all been (posthumously) named in his honour.
Assessing the scale of Bering's achievements is difficult, given that he was neither the first Russian to sight North America (that having been completed by Gvozdev during the 1730s), nor the first Russian to pass through the strait which now bears his name (an honour which goes to the relatively unknown 17th-century expedition of Semyon Dezhnev). Reports from his second voyage were jealously guarded by the Russian administration, preventing Bering's story from being retold in full for at least a century after his death. Nonetheless, Bering's achievements, both as an individual explorer and as a leader of the second expedition are regarded as substantial. Consequently, Bering's name has since been used for the Bering Strait (named by Captain James Cook despite knowledge of Dezhnev's earlier expedition), the Bering Sea, Bering Island, Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge.
What a waste of manpower for something that would never get used. I barely have time to cook breakfast so how does anyone find time to drive around the entire planet? Get a job you hippies.
Real world cross overs
As for the posters comment about right hand verse left hand driving there are solution in place. There are road links with cross overs, where a right side drive country gets a reversal at the border, shifting right to left and left to right. A pretty easy solution.