For the longest time in history, the Bering Strait has been a hypothetical bridge or tunnel between Russia and the Seward Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska- until now. Almost a dream project, a mega highway connecting the easternmost border of Russia to the westernmost corner of Alaska has finally been approved by the Russian Railways’ president Vladimir Yakunin.
Here’s a proposed map of the highway.
Starting from the Chukotka Peninsula in Russia and ending at the Seward Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska, the freeway will scoop in a baffling 20,147 kilometers. It would also provide a connection linking North America with Asia.
The distance between Russia’s western and eastern borders is about 9.977 kilometers alone. So, constructing a inter-Russian part of the Bering Strait will in itself be a Herculean task. But that doesn’t mean that Russians are just dreaming. They did actually build the Tran-Siberian railway line. If it comes to fruition, the super highway will start from the western corner of Europe in UK, leading the northwest corner of France through the English Channel. And then, it will take you through these six different European countries, namely –France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Belarus and finally, into the Russian continent.