Mooney discusses Norway's proposed 'floating tunnel' with NBC News

Mike Mooney, professer and Grewcock Chair of Underground Construction and Tunneling at Colorado School of Mines, was recently interviewed by NBC News Mach for a story about Norway's proposed "floating tunnel." The submerged roadway, along with new bridges and conventional tunnels, would connect the cities of Kristiansand in the south and Trondheim in the north -- a trip that currently requires some 21 hours and multiple ferry rides.   

From the article:

Michael Mooney, a civil and environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, said the trickiest part of designing and building a first-of-its-kind large structure would be anticipating all the possible hiccups.

“You want to make sure you think of all the potential load scenarios or things like wave motion,” said Mooney, who isn’t involved with the Norwegian project. “The big challenge is recognizing where all the issues are and not being surprised by something.”