New York to London: This would be the longest and most epic road trip ever!
Flying on an airplane is probably difficult for a lot of people. Some are hindered because of their fear of heights or just the fact that airplanes cause quite a scare to claustrophobes. One other fear people have on flying airplanes are the incredible dangers that it poses like possible hi-jacking or terrorist attacks or even fatal technical failures. Other than flying in a plane, one other consideration why people don’t bother going airborne is because of the cost. It’s no secret that riding an airplane is extremely costly. With this problem, an American wanting a trip to Europe is becoming slimmer and slimmer.
Now with an incredible idea that has finally been approved by Russian Railways’ President Vladimir Yakunin, your Euro trip can start from the very footsteps of your American home. Russia plans on making a mega highway that stretches from New York City to London via Russia. It is a structure that connects Russia’s easternmost border to Alaska’s westernmost border over the Bering Strait.
1 The American Scenic Points of Interest on your Planned Road Trip To London
This mega structure crosses that the International Date Line is labeled as the ‘Trans-Eurasian Belt Development’ (TEPR). So how would you be able to have a New York to London road trip? This is a possible route with multiple scenic pit stops:
- New York City, New York
- Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania
- Cedar Point Amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio
- Michigan City, along lake Michigan in Indiana
- Chicago, Illinois
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
After hitting North Dakota, you may now enter Canada through Saskatchewan passing by the following attractions:
- Calgary, Alberta
- Banff National Park
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park, British Columbia
- Kluane National Park and Reserve of Canada, Yukon
2 Where The Construction Shall Begin
Exiting the Canadian borders, you are now back to American soil in Alaska. The proposed bridge will closest to the City of Fairbanks making you 4,244 miles away from your destination. That would probably take you about three days of non-stop driving.
The rest of the area from Fairbanks to the westernmost border of Alaska doesn’t come with a decent highway. If this project were to push through, traveler highways must be made to connect Fairbanks to this point of entry. The gateway to Europe via Russia would be an eight hour drive through Alaska— that is 520 miles from Fairbanks.
3 Should We Go Over or Go Under? That is the Question!
One question being pondered about is the structure, itself. Should it be a structure that would go over the Bering Strait or under it? In other words, should they be building a tunnel or a bridge? If the point of entry has been made, it would be a structure that stretches about 55 miles long taking you to an hour drive over the icy waters.
This is one vital questions that has yet to be answered. But either way, this mode of simpler transportation is definitely something better than having to fly all the way to London. With this better experience, your road trip would surely be heavenly.
4 Dobro pozhalovat’ v Rossiyu (Добро пожаловать в Россию) or Welcome to Russia!
Your road trip doesn’t end there! You have to cross the world’s largest country before your find your way entering the British World. Passing through Russia’s most popular cities like Moscow would be an added four day trip on the road. Who wouldn’t want to cross multiple European countries in a span of 24 hours? After Russia you get to pass through about six European Countries: Belarus, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and then voila! The English Channel!
With an outstanding total of 12, 519 miles covered and nine days on the road— if you didn’t bother to make any stop overs, this would be the most impressive road trip to plan yet.
5 Let the Trillions of Dollars Rail Out and Back In Again!
You might have to put your plans in your wish list at the moment with, of course, your fingers crossed. This is only at the planning stage of the mega-structure. Details are yet being discussed at the moment including the massive trillions of dollars of finances to be discussed. Yakunin believes that this mega highway would be a major investment for Russia. With this structure, the revenue would easily be gained on both sides of the country.
If this structure to be built, world order would literally be built with bridges tying multiple countries into a smaller world. The rest of the world would be connected to each other via roads and highways.