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Building The English Channel Tunnel

British and French diggers met in the middle of the English tunnel and shook hands. The tunnel was opened four years later. It is 50.45 kilometers long. At its time the tunnel was the most expensive construction project ever proposed. The suggested prize was £5.5 billion. Final prize was £9 billion. Channel tunnel links Folkestone in the United Kingdom to Coquelles in France.
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