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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #21
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Danish taxpayers probably share your enthusiasm too.
Probably costliest highways per capita in the world.

Also this roundabout and connecting road probably explains two tubes.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #22
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That roundabout is absolutely fantastic! Never seen anything like that. Faroe Islands certainly deserve their own thread here, if you'll agree with me.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:40 AM   #23
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #24
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The Faroe has 42.618 meters of tunnel for 48.500 inhabitants. That almost equals 1 meter of tunnel per inhabitant! To compare: Switzerland should have 7.591 kilometers of tunnel to equal that. If we include the proposed tunnels, this would increase to 87.618 meters of tunnel for 48.500 inhabitants, which is 1,8 m of tunnel per inhabitant, or, to compare to Switzerland again; 13.664 kilometers of tunnel.

Never seen anything like it, really an undiscovered infrastructure pearl.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #25
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New 11 km tunnel will cost about 30% of annual Faroese budget. That would compare for a 30 billion euro infrastructure project in Denmark.

Or a 250 billion euro (170 billion pounds) worth infrastructure project in UK.

Tunnel there will cost about 8000 €/m.

Yes, I think, they are a bit too generous projects at those islands.
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Well, they can save money from other destinations, like no public transportation, less bureaucracy, defense, etc. But i agree with you it's a lot of money.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #27
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:08 AM   #28
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Photo?
of this?


or the Alaska bridge?

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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #29
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But i agree with you it's a lot of money.
Not if Denmark helps them. I don't know how it is with that.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #30
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Well, they can save money from other destinations, like no public transportation, less bureaucracy, defense, etc. But i agree with you it's a lot of money.
Public buses on Faroese islands have very dense network and are free of charge. Also, maintenance of so many tunnels costs quite a lot money. And still, there are only 50.000 people. Hardly any European city with 50.000 people can afford to build 1 km long tunnel, yet alone 60 km of them. And they too don't have to worry about much bureaucracy, defense and public transport.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #31
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STUNNING, i've never seen this kind of infrastructure before
That tunnel is going to be amazing when it opens!

EDIT: WOooohoo, I can finally read wegenforum.nl
http://translate.google.com/translat...F8&sl=nl&tl=sv

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Breathtaking shots! I love that roundabout!
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #33
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The tunnel and the roundabout isnt build yet... But I think its UC
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Opens in 2012. Rundkoyring means roundabout i guess.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #35
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Awesome pics! Too bad this pearl is so desolated from Europe's mainland.

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New 11 km tunnel will cost about 30% of annual Faroese budget. That would compare for a 30 billion euro infrastructure project in Denmark.

Or a 250 billion euro (170 billion pounds) worth infrastructure project in UK.

Tunnel there will cost about 8000 €/m.

Yes, I think, they are a bit too generous projects at those islands.
Do they really don't collect toll (or other taxes) on it?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #36
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The tunnel was costing a total of 265 million Danish kroner, and the cost of driving through the tunnel with passenger car is currently at 170 Danish kroner.

Translated with google... The tunnel between Klaksvik and Leirvik
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The newest developments of the Faroese transportation network are the sub-sea tunnels. In 2002 the tunnel between Streymoy and Vágar - the last is the airport-island - was finished, and in 2006 the Norðoyatunnilin between Eysturoy and Borðoy was finished. A toll (payable at petrol stations) of 170 DKK is charged to drive through these two tunnels, the others are free. Now more than 85% of the Faroese population is mutually reachable by automobile.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #38
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Do they really don't collect toll (or other taxes) on it?
How much toll do you think, comes from 750 vehicles daily? Probably just enough for maintenance. How is this toll charged? 23 euro is not small money even for rich countries. Is that daily, one drive (equals to 1000 € per month if daily commuter), monthly or somehow different?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #39
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The bridge between Streymoy and Eysturoy is often called "The only bridge over the Atlantic Ocean" Sounds sooo cool.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 06:04 PM   #40
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Isnt it cheaper to have a ferry rather than the tunnel. In either case, if it gets built its quite an achievement.
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