Listen: Engineer, Martin Club And Norwegian Government discussed on Morning Edition
"We're just about to come into the dark. Call Martin club greets me at the water's edge. He's the mayor of TIs nece a collection of islands, and you can't wait for floating bridge. The ferry is a beautiful, but it's more an obstacle than a good connection a floating bridge would replace the ferry cutting travel time across the few word from forty minutes to five making it easier to attract investment here where the population has fallen by about half over the past century to twenty eight hundred and making it easier for the region's fishing industry to get it to market. It's the saying that there's nothing in the world that is in a bigger Rushton a dead fish. We need to give her fresh. My name is. And I worked for the region public road administration. Minaret he's an Italian engineer came from Milan just to work on this project because it was so challenging minaret. He says in parts of Norway's, west coast conventional cable, stayed bridges and tunnels won't work. Because some of these fjords are really really deep. We have secured that right? One kilometre deep that is too much one potential solution build something, no one ever has submerged floating traffic tunnel minaret. He says it could be made of concrete to provide balanced and flow one hundred feet or so below the surface could be fastened to floating pontoons or tethered to the seabed when have started working with this type of structure, I've felt really excited. Like, wow. This is something that you can be an engineer live your life without having this chance. So it's really unique. Of course, there are dangers Norwegian submarines training, the fjord. So there's the risk of collision a terrorist bomb could rip open the tunnel. Sending water pouring in which is why the Norwegian government is working carefully on designs today via Gardena is simulating the effects of a bomb blast using compressed air inside a steel tube. Hoon is an associate professor at the Norwegian university of science and technology in the city of Toronto. The pressure generate today is similar to our legal born April. Device of eight hundred kilos of explosives at the distance of thirty meters. The purpose of this bold transportation project is to replace the fairies and slash travel time. But many people."