UK wants Scotland-Ireland bridge - what about one across the Cook Strait?

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 3:34PM
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UK wants Scotland-Ireland bridge - what about one across the Cook Strait?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Feb 2020, 3:34PM

A University of Canterbury Professor of Engineering says while possible to construct a bridge or tunnel across Cook Strait, it would be incredibly challenging.  

The British government says it is seriously studying the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland – an idea which has been met with staunch criticism.

Professor Alessandro Palermo told Simon and Phil there has been theoretical discussions about constructing a similar structure across Cook Strait in the past.

He says while not impossible, the cost and technical challenges would be immense.

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