Road Bridge from the USA to Europe

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Dec 2015
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What do folks here know of proposed ideas of a road bridge from say New York to London , crossing the Atlantic ocean? This is the idea of a highway being constructed to connect Continents, where Motor Vehicles could traverse thousands of miles over Oceans.

Motor vehicle - Wikipedia
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/trans-siberian-road/index.html
Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

A grand highway could be built connecting the USA to England and more, perhaps a highway can run from Florida to Spain. Or a road bridge between South America and West Africa? A series of roadstops could be built in the Atlantic ocean along the way.
 
Sep 2014
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Queens, NYC
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Very unlikely.
And uncomfortable. Would you like to be on such a bridge when there's a very violent storm? And what if it falls at any point?
The expense would be frightening.
Also, think of the problems of design and construction.
 
Jan 2015
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What do folks here know of proposed ideas of a road bridge from say New York to London , crossing the Atlantic ocean? This is the idea of a highway being constructed to connect Continents, where Motor Vehicles could traverse thousands of miles over Oceans.

Motor vehicle - Wikipedia
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/trans-siberian-road/index.html
Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

A grand highway could be built connecting the USA to England and more, perhaps a highway can run from Florida to Spain. Or a road bridge between South America and West Africa? A series of roadstops could be built in the Atlantic ocean along the way.
Thanks for the link to "Motor Vehicle"....

The article is about cr9ssing the Bering Strait.
It's 5,000+ miles to drive from NYC to Alaska, then another 8,000+ to London, through cold and desolate wilderness.
Why not just fly and ren't a car?
 
Jun 2017
2,555
Connecticut
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What do folks here know of proposed ideas of a road bridge from say New York to London , crossing the Atlantic ocean? This is the idea of a highway being constructed to connect Continents, where Motor Vehicles could traverse thousands of miles over Oceans.

Motor vehicle - Wikipedia
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/trans-siberian-road/index.html
Connecting Two Continents: The Ultimate Engineering Challenge

A grand highway could be built connecting the USA to England and more, perhaps a highway can run from Florida to Spain. Or a road bridge between South America and West Africa? A series of roadstops could be built in the Atlantic ocean along the way.
Seems the gains don't justify the cost. Americans primarily speak English and Spanish and visiting Spain and the UK/Ireland by plane would be faster than driving.
 
Sep 2017
109
Pennsylvania
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So many questions....

Why would anyone want to drive that far?
How on earth could such a thing be build-able?
What part of this is even tangentially related to history?
Why does the OP include a link to the wikipedia article about motor vehicles??
Agreed. That being said, 5,000 miles requires infrastructure. Assuming an individual was willing to drive that they'd need services such as gas, overnight arrangements (hotels) and food, drinks, restroom facilities etc along the way. They'd need attractions. There would need to be emergency services, a whole network of things that exist alongside roads in the rest of the world as a function of people living just off the road.
Where are we supposed to put these things? In the ocean? Where are the people who are required to staff these things supposed to live? How are they going to commute? Again, in the ocean?
 
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Jan 2017
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There was also a plan for a Trans-Atlantic Maglev train from London to New York, actually there still is an embryonic plan.

Highly unlikely it'll see the light of day since the technology isn't economically viable yet & there are cheaper more convenient options. Megaprojects like this are usually a showcase for mega technology without considering the practical implications.
 
Dec 2015
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USA
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Thanks for the link to "Motor Vehicle"....

The article is about cr9ssing the Bering Strait.
It's 5,000+ miles to drive from NYC to Alaska, then another 8,000+ to London, through cold and desolate wilderness.
Why not just fly and ren't a car?
It’s a great idea. People who perhaps can not fly or sail can now travel the world via the idea of a road bridge that connects continents. And keep in mind one possibility is to build a bridge from NYC to London , crossing thousands of miles across the Atlantic.

And yes one of the articles in the original post is about crossing the bearings straight. The other information in the original post clearly asks other posters if they have information about any possible ideas of building a road bridge that would connect continents. Please bring forth any information you have. If one does not like this idea then that’s all good no need to post itt.

It’s human engineering , anything is possible.

This is serious and there is no room here for sarcasm or something similar . I posted the link on motor vehicles to show folks I was talking about the idea of being able to drive from NYC to London or South America to West Africa.

Some folks have doubted the abilities of human , surely some laughed when the idea of using airplanes was brought up.
 
Dec 2015
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So many questions....

Why would anyone want to drive that far?
How on earth could such a thing be build-able?
What part of this is even tangentially related to history?
Why does the OP include a link to the wikipedia article about motor vehicles??
To you and Johin on the history part

If one for whatever reason and it does not make any sense to be against this thread ...Thinks that it’s not historic for such an idea to take old is simply wrong. I’m not interested in doubters , sarcasm or similar.

Various proposals through human history have been doubted , mocked even derided ..so be it.



This would be history in the making. So perhaps the thread could be moved elsewhere. I’m fine if this thread is moved to a different section . But it’s surely fine here . If one does not like the idea Of a Road bridge connecting continents that’s totally fine the best bet would then be to not post in this thread.

The various safety concerns that have been brought up are 100% valid . But safety concerns have not stopped humanity from progressing in the technology and science departments. Under President Eisenhower the American interstate highway system grew greatly and I’m sure that people had their safety concerns.

Yes it is easier to fly from for example Spain to Florida or from New York City to London .

But why is it that folks take a cruise from New York City to London, the answer is because of curiosity of sailing the ocean.

Now imagine if great road bridges were built that would connect continents it would be a massive project of course but it’s something that could be very attractive to the adventurer
 
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