Traveltalkonline.com Forums


BVI Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors BVI Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics38,516
Posts310,964
Members26,546
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
RonDon 109
pat 33
Kennys 31
fabila 31
Member Spotlight
RebeccaTN
RebeccaTN
Tennessee
Posts: 50
Joined: September 2018
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
BigTortuga, bobbarb, dhmisc, Orange_Burst, scubajay
Who's Online Now
20 registered members (SANFILIP, GeorgeC1, davidandsusannj, BenP, Primster, Jc1925, BillR, PnPinNC, toast, SteveH, Wingman, 9 invisible), 280 guests, and 73 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? #312698
01/29/2024 01:11 PM
01/29/2024 01:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
S
Shifty Offline OP
Traveler
Shifty  Offline OP
Traveler
S
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
I feel really, really dumb asking this, but one of my upcoming crew members for a USVI/BVI sailing charter sent me a picture purporting to be of "a bridge from St. Thomas to St. John." Of course, I know there's no bridge, as I'm there every year and can't even fathom the idea of a bridge of any kind between Red Hook and Cruz Bay. But I did conduct a brief internet search and came across a couple of sites/forums which indicate that a partial bridge and longer tunnel had either been commenced or even concluded. If this is true, I find it astonishing that I've never heard a word about it.

Help!

Shifty

BVI Sponsors
Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312699
01/29/2024 01:14 PM
01/29/2024 01:14 PM
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,141
M
MIDiver Offline
Traveler
MIDiver  Offline
Traveler
M
Joined: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,141
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Would not surprise me however with the wise use of government funding we have seen from both sides. 😎

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312701
01/29/2024 02:44 PM
01/29/2024 02:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,277
Saint Thomas, USVI
CaptainJay Offline
Traveler
CaptainJay  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,277
Saint Thomas, USVI
For years you could buy tunnel pass stickers for your car. For both the Saint John and Miami tunnels.

Attached Files download (2).png
Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312705
01/29/2024 03:18 PM
01/29/2024 03:18 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
S
Shifty Offline OP
Traveler
Shifty  Offline OP
Traveler
S
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
Would love to hear a trip report on the Miami-St. Thomas tunnel!

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312706
01/29/2024 03:28 PM
01/29/2024 03:28 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
Wonder how much gasoline costs, to refill your car in that tunnel?? grin


Carol Hill
Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312708
01/29/2024 03:32 PM
01/29/2024 03:32 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
S
Shifty Offline OP
Traveler
Shifty  Offline OP
Traveler
S
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
For sure! Not to mention oxygen tanks.

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312714
01/29/2024 04:18 PM
01/29/2024 04:18 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
What about car charging stations, for those electric cars out there??? rofl


Carol Hill
Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312731
01/29/2024 08:56 PM
01/29/2024 08:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,422
New Jersey, USA
DanS Offline
Traveler
DanS  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,422
New Jersey, USA
Y'know, it's only a couple of miles, and the maximum water depth is about 100 feet. Seems like a tunnel could be feasible, if there were a good enough reason.

Having said that -- Hey Shifty, it's not April Fools Day. Are you just messing with us? devil

Quote
... and can't even fathom the idea of a bridge of any kind between Red Hook and Cruz Bay.

In Arthur Clark's science fiction novel, "The Fountains of Paradise", there's a suspension bridge (built of super-strong materials that don't exist today) across the Strait of Gibraltar. Now that would be cool!

Dan cheers

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312736
01/29/2024 11:38 PM
01/29/2024 11:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
S
Shifty Offline OP
Traveler
Shifty  Offline OP
Traveler
S
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 138
No, I promise! It was a question honestly posed to me and, as ridiculous as it sounded, I did a quick (and utterly in-scientific) Goodle search and found a number of posts discussing this.

If there's an April fool, it's me😳

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312769
01/30/2024 02:13 PM
01/30/2024 02:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,610
Woodstock, GA
RickinAtlanta Offline
Traveler
RickinAtlanta  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,610
Woodstock, GA
I just did a Google search and the first and only post on a "tunnel" to St. John was dates APRIL 1, 2015.

Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: RickinAtlanta] #312771
01/30/2024 02:22 PM
01/30/2024 02:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 82,610
Central Florida!
Rick--ahh. I wondered when this was first posted, whether we had 'fast forwarded' to April 1.


Carol Hill
Re: Tunnel from Red Hook to Cruz Bay? [Re: Shifty] #312794
01/30/2024 10:47 PM
01/30/2024 10:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,347
USVI
LocalSailor Offline
Traveler
LocalSailor  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,347
USVI
Both water and power are sent to STJ from STT underwater . The STJ infrastructure is absolutely dependent on this.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1