1980: The 10-mile St Gotthard
road tunnel in Switzerland, the longest in the world, was opened.
1980 St Gotthard
in the Swiss Alps, the world's longest auto tunnel, opens.
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.
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Anyone who's travelled into Italy through a railway tunnel under Switzerland, or driven over the St Gotthard
Pass into Ticino will know exactly what I mean.
These relations are "good, intensive and far-reaching," it notes, showering praise on Switzerland: it has become a member of the Schengen area, bored the St Gotthard
Tunnel, is financing socio-economic development projects in Eastern Europe where the EU's poorest states are found, etc.
Engineers estimated 2,100 cubic feet of rock fell on to the highway to the St Gotthard
tunnel in the Alps, which links Switzerland to Italy.
Areas above 6500 feet around St Gotthard
were under between eight and 20 inches of snow after a blizzard swept through the pass.
1880: The nine-mile St Gotthard
tunnel in Switzerland was completed, linking the Swiss and Italian railways.
"For example, we bore the St Gotthard
Tunnel to facilitate freight transport by rail between Northern and Southern Europe.
The closure of the road that leads to the St Gotthard
tunnel just before a holiday weekend is expected to cause major chaos.
Also on This Day: 1800: French surrender Malta after blockade by Nelson's fleet; 1826: Birth of John Wisden, published of the cricketing yearbook that became known as the cricketer's bible; 1951: Little Mo, the 16-year-old American tennis player Maureen Connolly, became the youngest winner of the US Championships; 1980: The St Gotthard
Tunnel, the world's longest running road tunnel running for ten miles, opened in Switzerland; 1982: Death of Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader, the legless Second World War RAF pilot.