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Old 12th January 2016, 20:19   #1
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A dream drive to say the least, if it comes through in our life times. Check out the link below for details, map is reproduced below.

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Wow! This is good. Definitely need to plan a road trip on this.

I heard that during winter the water between Alaska and Russia is frozen and can be crossed.
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Isn't this a plan mooted by Russia?


And by the looks of it, doesn't have to enter troublesome countries and would be a fairly easy ride ( only border crossing and man made troubles i meant , Siberian weather is another matter altogether )

Dunno much of that specific area geography. So please correct.
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A dream drive to say the least, if it comes through in our life times. Check out the link below for details, map is reproduced below.
Interesting information.

I wonder what exactly will be the utility of such road connecting Europe to USA by road. I mean, in terms of the economics, what purpose will it serve, like facilitating transport to some particular goods or tourism etc?
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Wow! This is good. Definitely need to plan a road trip on this.

I heard that during winter the water between Alaska and Russia is frozen and can be crossed.
Yes. The water is indeed frozen at the shortest point between Russia and Alaska near Sitka.
Similarly the Island of Sakhalin can be reached on foot from Japan since the water is frozen there too.

Saying that, with all this global warming and so on, Im not sure how long all this will last.

If one is going to that part of the world to see some of the wonderful wildlife, I think one needs to plan this asap - at least over the next 5 year horizon max.
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I don't see what purpose it will serve apart from, well, just being there. Transport of goods does not seem to be viable via this route. Bulk of manufacturing takes place in China. If I am shipping from China to the Americas, I'll ship across the Pacific. If I am shipping between Europe and America, it will be across the Atlantic. Russia anyway has very good road connectivity with Europe. It's only if material has to be moved by road between China and Europe that this route can be considered. That too only if it miraculously turns out to be cheaper than doing so by rail. I really doubt that.
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This has been on the cards since many decades now but the problem is there is no civilisation, roads or anything of that sort around 1500 to 2000 kilometers on the Russian side of the Bearing Sea. Its all un habititated land and hence the plan is never going through. Distance wise, Russia to America is just over 22 kilometres with a small island in between the two.

At the moment, at the most you can drive from London to the east most corner of Russia is Vladivokstok.
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Have to start saving for the trip if this plan sees the light of day
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