unnel is apt ime for Tunnel
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tUNNEL" as a description of bridge-cum-tunnel now ig mooted for the Channel ;sing is more appropriate n the originator of the word y have realised. It is an ique salute to Brunei, a abrated name in 19th Century ige and tunnel building. 1arc Brunei's Rotherhithe nel under the Thames, ned in 1843 after terrible iculties and now part of the tropolitan Railway from itechapel to New Cross, was world's first underwater ;sing. It was Brunel who anted the boring shield that to do so much for tunnel ineering.
he £3,800 million project now ed by Ian MacGregor, irman of the British Steel poration, is the most ■ ensive of eight schemes that 'e been tossed around for rs. The Road Haulage iodation originally nanded a 22-mile bridge — a ry hazard to impose on the rld's busiest shipping lane — later accepted any scheme t provided for road as well as traffic. It welcomes the nnel.
he train may take the strain land but for the Channel ssing I say, let the boat span moat