The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a ...
A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end. A pipeline is not a tunnel, though some recent tunnels have used immersed tube construction techniques rather than traditional tunnel boring methods.
This list of longest tunnels ranks tunnels that are at least 13 km (43,000 ft) long. Only continuous tunnels are included. Pipelines, even those that are buried, are excluded.
However, all Narrows Crossing proposals were shelved because of the Depression, and later, because of World War II. THE TBTA STEPS IN: When the New York City Tunnel Authority was absorbed into the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) in 1946, the Narrows Crossing proposal was reappraised.
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1. The Channel Tunnel is 31.4 miles long, making it the 11th longest tunnel in use (the longest is the Delaware Aqueduct, at 85.1 miles), and the fourth longest used by rail passengers.
More Trivia. Longest Serving Editor in the World Sy Yinchow, an 84-year-old Filipino-Chinese journalist living in Manila's Binondo district, is perhaps the world's longest-serving, living editor-in-chief of daily newspapers.
Note: S. J. Sedgwick, Newtown, Queens Co., New York, published many western stereoviews, most notably the extensive series of almost 400 views of the construction westward of the transcontinental railroad from the original negatives which he acquired in 1873 from A.J. Russell.
A beginner's guide to train travel in South Africa, with timetables, fares & information for Shosholoza Meyl trains, Premier Classe trains & the luxury Blue Train from Cape Town to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London & Hoedspruit (for Kruger National Park).
KAMY series of Roadheaders offers the best cutting performance in a wide range of rock formations. Equipped with geometrically optimized transverse or longitudinal cutter heads, these flexible machines can be used to excavate subway tunnels, road tunnels, railway tunnels and water tunnels without using explosives.