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Turkey’s New Undersea Tunnel is Build to Resist Earthquakes

More than a million people a day are expected to be travelling between Europe and Asia in an underwater railway tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey. The total commute time between the two continents is scheduled to take about four minutes. The $4.5 billion Marmaray tunnel runs 180 feet below sea level, officially connecting Europe and Asia, with the Bosphorus water way running just above it. Launched in 2004, the Marmaray rail has finally reached completion, with its opening coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey.

 

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P. Sridhar, CIVIL


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SOMESH KATTA

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Department of CSE