Building the Channel Tunnel

A chronicle of an engineering marvel and the challenges that almost brought it to ruin.

Massive tunnel boring machines gnawing their way through rock and chalk, digging not one tunnel but three. A project beset by flood, fire, tragic loss of life and financial calamity. Yet today, the Channel Tunnel stands as an extraordinary engineering triumph and a testament to what can be achieved when two nations, Britain and France, put aside their historic differences and work together.

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