Strait of Gibraltar crossing

Strait Of Gibraltar Crossing

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A Strait of Gibraltar crossing is a hypothetical bridge or tunnel spanning the Strait of Gibraltar that would connect Europe to Africa.

The Spanish and Moroccan government appointed a a to investigate the feasibility of linking the two continents. This resulted in the much broader .

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Several engineers have designs for a Bridge spanning the Strait of Gibraltar on various alignments and with differing structural configurations. Professor T.Y. Lin’s proposal for a crossing between Point Oliveros and Point Cires featured a 14-kilometre length, deep piers, and 5000-metre spans, far exceeding the longest current bridge span.

In 2004 architect Eugene Tsui published his concept of a floating and submerged bridge connecting at a three mile wide floating island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

In 2004 The Science Museum included an image of the concept of the proposed Gibraltar Straits road bridge.

Futurist author Arthur C. Clarke described a bridge across the Strait in his 1979 science fiction novel The Fountains of Paradise.

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Various Gibraltar tunnels have been proposed.

A 2008 geological study cast doubt on its practicality. However in March 2009 a contract was issued for a joint system linking the Moroccan "Société Nationale d'Etudes du Détroit de Gibraltar" with its Spanish counterpart, the "Sociedad española de estudios para la comunicacion fija a través del Estrecho...
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