Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Devil's Slide Will Be No More: New Tunnels Open!

The Devil's Slide sits on top of a treacherous 1.2-mile stretch of a Pacific Coast Highway that constantly erodes and frequently collapses. Since its construction in 1937, the highway has fallen back into the ocean a total of eight times. As a result of the land slides, tourism and commutes for the locals almost came to a complete halt while reconstruction took place. Fortunately, just under a hundred years later, the local government finally got around to providing an alternative to the dangerous, yet beautiful, drive over the Pacific Highway.

Now that it is almost complete, we will be able to see some seriously cool engineering that had previously been reserved for European countries. The task of designing of the tunnel was done by someone who obviously has European roots. What with the long, glossy-white texture and massive exhaust fans, this will be one tunnel you won't be able to hold your breath through, as it will take it away immediately.

What do you think? Should we have kept the beautiful mile-long stretch and kept rebuilding it? Or is this tunnel something that should have been done a long time ago? You can let us know in the comments below or share with us on Facebook. Have a great day!

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