Monday, 23 July, 2018

Boris Johnson suggests building a 22.2 mile bridge across the English Channel

Syndicate Post image Boris Johnson has raised the ground-breaking idea of building a cross-Channel bridge
Charlie Simmons | 20 January, 2018, 08:15

"What was agreed yesterday (Thursday) and what the foreign secretary tweeted about as well is a panel of experts who will look at major projects together, including infrastructure".

"It's a very very busy shipping channel we all know that and by and large the ships are separated".

However the proposal was turned down after it was deemed "impractical", partly because of the fact that the huge pylons on which the bridge would have to be built having the potential to make navigation of the busiest shipping lane in the world hard for vessels.

Ian Frith, the former president of the Institution of Structural Engineers, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that a bridge from the United Kingdom to France would be "a huge undertaking, but absolutely possible".

Last year Sunday Times Political Editor Tim Shipman revealed in his book Fall Out that Johnson had discussed building a road tunnel under the channel but was talked out of it by his aide Will Walden.

A source close to the foreign secretary said he also thought it was "crazy" the two countries were only connected by one railway line when they were merely 20 miles apart.

"Our economic success depends on good infrastructure and good connections", Johnson tweeted.

Mayor Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger take a ride on the Emirates cable car from Greenwich to the ExCeL in Docklands after watching the Olympic basketball in Greenwich
Boris Johnson proposes building a bridge to France and it's not a metaphor

Industry groups have poured scorn in the idea of a bridge across the Channel.

And the Foreign Secretary was accused of a "masterstroke in diversion" at the moment that the Brexit vote he inspired was "pulling up the drawbridge" from the major economies on the continent.

"You could come out of the European Union but join Europe in the most fundamental way".

But perhaps Britain and France could pull it off.

A 22-mile bridge could make it possible to drive from England to France - if it ever gets built. The party's press office tweeted: "Foreign secretary now really running out of ideas to improve global relations".

A submission for a £3bn three-lane motorway link was made to transport officials in 1981, according to the National Archives.

The world's longest bridge is China's Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, a 102.4 mile long stretch of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway.

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