1980: The 10-mile St Gotthard
road tunnel in Switzerland, the longest in the world, was opened.
8-9), you read about the construction of the Gotthard
Basel, Switzerland, Dhu-AlHijjah 27, 1437, Sep 28, 2016, SPA -- Two Swiss army pilots were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed on the St Gotthard
mountain pass, air force commander Aldo Schellenberg said.
The 10-mile Gotthard
Road Tunnel connects Goschenen at its northern portal to Airolo in the south, running underneath the Gotthard
Pass, a major route through the Alps.
One of the key suppliers to Switzerland's Gotthard
base tunnel bills the structure as both novelty and "remarkable achievement in engineering." At 57 meters or 35 miles, it is the world's longest rail tunnel; passes through one of the highest Alpine massifs; and, will reduce the time that massive freight and modern high-speed trains need to travel from Zurich to Milan by around one hour.
GENEVA, June 1 (KUNA) -- The world's longest rail tunnel, Gotthard
, opened in Switzerland Wednesday, to open a faster route through the Apls to major European countries.
Base Tunnel eclipses Japan's 33.4-mile Seikan Tunnel as the world's longest and burrows deeper - 1.4 miles - than any other rail tunnel.
At 57km, the Gotthard
base tunnel is 3km longer than the world's current record-holder, the Seikan rail tunnel that links Japan's two largest islands, Honshu and Hokkaido, and 7km longer than the Channel tunnel that connects England and France.
The 57.1-km-long Gotthard
Base Tunnel, 17 years under construction, is part of a 23 billion Swiss franc ($23 billion) infrastructure project to speed passengers and cargo by rail under the mountain chain dividing Europe's north and south.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The official grand opening of the Gotthard
Tunnel was carried out on Wednesday in Switzerland.