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  Reply # 1849949 21-Aug-2017 17:59
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MikeB4:

Umm no. that is one wild place, very high winds, strong currents, high seas and earthquakes.



Earthquake proof bridge?

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  Reply # 1849956 21-Aug-2017 18:29
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Umm no. that is one wild place, very high winds, strong currents, high seas and earthquakes.

 



Earthquake proof bridge?

 

 

 

And Terawhiti and Kaori Rip proof, 10 metre plus swell proof, 180k wind proof.





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  Reply # 1849963 21-Aug-2017 19:14
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Was thinking possibly a tunnel.

 

It has to happen eventually, maybe in the next 150 years.


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  Reply # 1849964 21-Aug-2017 19:17
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Maybe a ferry


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  Reply # 1849971 21-Aug-2017 19:26
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I'd go a tunnel. Yes a long term plan, but something that I think they should plan for. It would bring us in line with a few other developed country's that have extensive nation wide motorway / expressway networks.




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  Reply # 1849974 21-Aug-2017 19:30
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A tunnel spanning two Tectonic Plates, yeah that will be a blazing success





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  Reply # 1850002 21-Aug-2017 20:24
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A tunnel spanning two Tectonic Plates, yeah that will be a blazing success

 

 

Did not stop the 23.3 km Seikan Tunnel in Japan. So far it has survived many major earthquakes.

 

 


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  Reply # 1850009 21-Aug-2017 20:35
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Never going to happen




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  Reply # 1850020 21-Aug-2017 20:51
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MikeB4: Never going to happen

 

Never say never sealed


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  Reply # 1850024 21-Aug-2017 20:59
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MikeB4: Never going to happen

 

Never say never sealed

 

 

The Geology says it will never happen





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  Reply # 1850061 21-Aug-2017 22:51
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The Japanses link had 4 million ferry passengers per year 50 years ago ! Cook strait has approx 1 million per year NOW

 

A tunnel would have to part of a wider investment in a high speed rail network and with Bill E boy the latest in a long line of politicians favouring roads, I wouldn't bet on any tunnel rides for a while.

 

I'd be happy if they just moved the ferry terminals to the shortest stretch of water.




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  Reply # 1850082 22-Aug-2017 01:25
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Hell, I'd be happy right now if they just fixed the pot hole in the road, around the corner from me. undecided


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  Reply # 1850150 22-Aug-2017 08:54
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I'd be happy if they just moved the ferry terminals to the shortest stretch of water.

 

 

There use to be a smaller, ferry from Mana/Plimerton about 10years ago. I think it got scrapped. Was probably too small.


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  Reply # 1850178 22-Aug-2017 09:48
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That failed as it was uncompetitive and did not get the demand. The strait is well served now with Interislander , Strait Shipping and Air links 





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  Reply # 1850303 22-Aug-2017 13:02
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The strait is not well served. It takes 3+ hours to travel across a gap of 22 kms. I think we can do better.


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