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Norway plans world's first tunnel for ships

Norway is planning to build the world's first ship tunnel through the Stadlandet peninsula, an area known to be dangerous to ships because of its rocky terrain and poor weather.

The 5,000-foot tunnel will accommodate boats up to 118 feet wide and 162 feet tall and weighing up to 16,000 tons.

The cost of the tunnel is estimated at $314 million with work beginning in 2019. The tunnel is expected to be finished in 2023.

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