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Old Posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:59 PM
Kisai Kisai is offline
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Originally Posted by red-paladin View Post
It's not just the tolls that preclude a link to Vancouver Island, but technology itself.
We will never see a "short" fixed route to the Island simply because no option on the south half of the island is safe or economically viable. The only safe option would be a bored tunnel, but it would be wishful thinking, as it's basically the Chunnel except 5 times deeper, and would likely be snapped like a twig when the south half of the Island suddenly moves in an earthquake.

So that leaves bridging/tunneling multiple islands at the north end. Which in turn means building out a highway to Powell River.

It may never make sense to build a fixed link to Vancouver Island as long as technology keeps up. It may make more sense to make a zeppelin-ferry service between Richmond and Victoria before it would make sense to build a bridge.
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