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How the world's longest underwater tunnel was built - Alex Gendler

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Flanked by two powerful nations, the English Channel has long been one of the world’s most important maritime passages. Yet for most of its history, crossing was a dangerous prospect. Engineers proposed numerous plans for spanning the gap, including a design for an underwater passage more than twice the length of any existing tunnel. Alex Gendler details the creation of the Channel Tunnel.

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  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Director Bruno Simões
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Laura Portolés
  • Music Aurélien Vieira Lino
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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