You Could Be Able To Drive From The UK To The USA Soon
No, there aren’t plans for a fantastical bridge that spans the Atlantic, don’t be silly, we mean a 12,400-mile (roughly 26 days by car) route that would travel right the way across Russia. Obviously.
Because who needs planes any way, right? The idea is the brainchild of Vladimir Yakunin, head of Russian Railways. Running along next to it would be a railway line, as well as gas and oil pipes, according to the Siberian Times.
Estimating the cost of such a project is nigh-on impossible because there would likely be long tunnels, huge bridges and many, many problems along the route.
But, if it was built at the same cost as the Highways Agency said a mile of motorway costs (£30 million) then we would be looking at somewhere in the region of £372billion. But you can probably add another few hundred billion to pay for the tunnels etc. We’re just throwing out some rough figures here folks, don’t take our word for it.
The current route across Russia doesn’t offer much in the way of comfort and in parts the road is built using the bones of people who died during its construction. Cheerful.