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60 Years Later, World's Longest Tunnel is Complete

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:43 AM   #1
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60 Years Later, World's Longest Tunnel is Complete

At that moment, a 35.4-mile (57-kilometer) tunnel was born, and the Alpine nation reclaimed the record from Japan's Seikan Tunnel. Television stations across Europe showed the event live.

Joyous Swiss celebrate longest tunnel breakthrough - Yahoo! News
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: 60 Years Later, World's Longest Tunnel is Complete

Crazy. Too bad they didn't have better pictures without the drilling machine blocking the view.

I expect a Modern Marvels episode coming up.

These tunnel projects are fascinating, bridges too. I watched the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (drove through it too) and the English "Chunnel".
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