The Channel Tunnel
A Wonder Of The Modern World
About the "Chunnel"
Each of the 11 tunnel boring machines (things that are used to dig under the ocean floor) that were used to make the Tunnel weighs 1,100 tons and altogether they weigh more then the Eiffel Tower. They each were as long as two football fields.
The Eurotunnel operates the Channel Tunnel and makes sure that nothing goes wrong. It's roughly the size of eight football fields, and, parked from nose to tail, the vehicles that have traveled with the Eurotunnel COULD REACH THE MOON HOW CRAZY IS THAT. (238,857 miles)
That is a tunnel boring machine. Imagine 11 of those.
Why is the Channel Tunnel a Wonder?
~It costs $16,385,765,452.83
~Big impact on travelling between Britain and France.
How is the Channel Tunnel innovative?
~It's underwater how is this not an innovation in itself