The world’s first auto-junction at the bottom of the ocean was built in the Faroe Islands

The world's first auto-junction at the bottom of the ocean was built in the Faroe Islands

The world’s first road junction at the bottom of the ocean was built in the Faroe Islands. The publication Local.fo writes about it.

The built tunnel leads from one of the largest archipelago islands to another and consists of three separate roads, which are connected to each other by a traffic circle. It is located at a depth of over 180 meters from the Atlantic Ocean level.

Thanks to the tunnel, the way of the villagers on the island of Esturoy to the capital of the Faroe Islands – the city of Torshavna, which is located on the island of Streimoy, will be reduced from 34 to 11 miles.

The length of the tunnel is 11.2 kilometers. This is the second longest tunnel in the world, which was laid under water. The first place is occupied by a tunnel from Norway.

The tunnel, which is due to start on December 19, is decorated with sculptures and illuminated in blue. A Faroese artist Tondur Patursson worked on the artistic decoration.