| Share
 

Notable Tunnels

Name Location LengthYear
completed
mikm
Railroad, excluding subways
Seikan Tsugaru Strait, Japan 33.553.91988
Channel Tunnel1 English Channel, England-France 31.150.01994
Iwate IchinoheTanigawa Mountains, Japan16.025.82002
DaishimizuMikuni Mountain Range, Japan13.822.21982
Simplon (I and II) Alps, Switzerland-Italy 12.3 19.8 1906, 1922
VereinaKlosters-Sagliains, Switzerland11.819.11999
Shin KanmonKanmon Strait, Japan11.618.71975
Apennine Bologna-Florence, Italy 11.5 18.5 1934
Qinling I-IIQinling Mountains, China11.518.52002
RokkôRokkô Mountain, Japan10.116.31972
Furka BaseAndermatt-Brig, Switzerland9.615.41982
HarunaGunma Prefecture, Japan9.515.41982
SeveromuyskiyBaikal-Amur, Russia9.515.32001
GorigamineTakasaki-Nagano, Japan9.415.21997
Monte SantomarcoPaola-Cosenza, Italy9.315.01987
St. GotthardSwiss Alps9.315.01882
NakayamaNakayama Pass, Hokkaido, Japan9.214.91982
LötschbergSwiss Alps9.114.61913
Mount MacDonaldRogers Pass, Glacier Nat'l Park, Canada9.114.61989
RomeriksportenOslo-Gardermoen airport, Norway9.114.61999
DayaoshanNanling Mountains, China8.914.31987
HokurikuSea-of-Japan coast, Japan8.613.91962
Frejus (Mont Cénis)French Alps8.4213.51871
Shin ShimizuMikuni Mountains, Japan8.413.51967
SciliarVerona-Brennero, Italy8.213.21993
Vehicular
LaerdalLaerdal–Aurland, Norway15.224.52000
St. Gotthard Alps, Switzerland 10.2 16.4 1980
ArlbergAustrian Alps8.714.01979
FréjusFrench Alps8.012.91980
Mt. Blanc Alps, France-Italy 7.011.3 1965
GudvangaBergen-Oslo, Norway7.111.41991
FolgefonnOdda-Gjerde, Norway6.911.22001
Kanetsu (southbound)Tokyo-Niigata, Japan6.911.01991
Kanetsu (northbound)Tokyo-Niigata, Japan6.810.91985
Gran Sasso d'Italia (E and W)Abruzzo, Italy6.310.21984, 1995
Aqualine ExpresswayTokyo Bay, Japan5.99.51997
Mt. Ena Japan Alps, Japan 5.3 8.5 19763
Westerschelde Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen–Zuid-Beveland, Netherlands4.16.62003
Great St. Bernard Alps, Switzerland-Italy 3.4 5.5 1964
1. Three-tunnel system including two rail tunnels (one carries passengers from England to France, the other from France to England) and a central service tunnel.
2. Lengthened to its present 8.4 miles in 1881.
3. Parallel tunnel begun in 1976.
Sources: American Society of Civil Engineers and International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, and The World's Longest Tunnel Page, Web: home.no.net/lotsberg/ .

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

World's Largest Hydroelectric PlantsStructures and BuildingsFamous Ship Canals and Waterways

More on Notable Tunnels from Infoplease:


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring