Tongyeong Undersea Tunnel

The Tongyeong Undersea Tunnel is an undersea tunnel in South Korea that links the city of Tongyeong in Goseong County to Mireukdo [ko] island. The tunnel is 5 m wide by 3.5 m high and 483 m long, and is 13.5 m below the sea surface at high tide. Completed in 1932 when Korea was under Japanese rule, it was the first undersea tunnel in Asia.[1] Before the tunnel was built Mireukdo was a tidal island, accessible on foot at low tide.[2] Originally built for motor vehicles, the tunnel is now only used by pedestrians.[citation needed]

Tongyeong Undersea Tunnel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Korean) Information of Tongyeong Undersea Tunnel
  2. ^ "통영 해저터널" [Tongyeong Undersea Tunnel]. Cultural Heritage Administration (in Korean and English). Retrieved 13 December 2021.

Coordinates: 34°50′03″N 128°24′36″E / 34.8342°N 128.4101°E / 34.8342; 128.4101