Who designed the Gotthard Base Tunnel?

Louis Favre
Gotthard Tunnel

Design engineer Louis Favre
Length 15,003 m (49,221 ft)
No. of tracks Double
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) (standard gauge)

What regions are connected by the St Gotthard road tunnel?

The Gotthard Road Tunnel is one of the three tunnels that connect the Swiss Plateau to southern Switzerland and run under the Gotthard Massif, the two other being railway tunnels, the Gotthard Tunnel (1882) and the Gotthard Base Tunnel (2016).

How many workers died building the Gotthard tunnel?

Nine workers
Nine workers died in accidents while the tunnel was under construction. Four were Germans, three Italians, and one each came from South Africa and Austria, according to German news agency dpa. They are commemorated by a plaque near the northern end of the tunnel, Swiss media report.

Who paid for the Gotthard tunnel?

Split-screen TV images Wednesday showed two trains in opposite directions entering and leaving the tunnel entrances nearly simultaneously. The project, funded in part by Swiss taxpayers and fees on trucks, received financial support and industrial know-how from around the European Union.

Which is the longest tunnel in world?

Atal Tunnel
The Atal Tunnel, at 9.02 km is the longest highway tunnel in the world, connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti Valley and will ensure movement throughout the year.

What is the longest car tunnel in the US?

the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
At 2.7 miles in length, the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is the longest combined vehicle and railroad tunnel in North America. It’s also the only way to get to Whittier by land.

Is there a tunnel to Hokkaido?

Japan’s 53.85km Seikan railway tunnel passes beneath the Tsugaru Strait and connects the Aomori Prefecture on Honshu Island and the Hokkaido Island. With its track located 140m below the seabed, the Seikan tunnel is the world’s deepest and longest railway tunnel.

Which is the shortest tunnel in the world?

Backbone Rock
The World’s Shortest Tunnel, Backbone Rock, is both narrow and tall at 80 feet in height and only 20 feet long. Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, Beaverdam Creek carves its way through the mountains alongside the tunnel.

Where is the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland?

Route map. The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT; German: Gotthard-Basistunnel, Italian: Galleria di base del San Gottardo, Romansh: Tunnel da basa dal Son Gottard) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland.

When was the eastern tunnel of the Gotthard Tunnel completed?

Drilling operations in the eastern tunnel were completed on 15 October 2010 in a breakthrough ceremony broadcast live on Swiss TV, and in the western tunnel on 23 March 2011.

How tall is the tunnel over the Gotthard Pass?

All three tunnels bypass the Gotthard Pass, an important trade route since the 13th century. The pass road culminates about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above the tunnel, at a height of 2,106 metres (6,909 ft), and is only passable in summer.

What was the cause of the Gotthard Road Tunnel fire?

On 24 October 2001 a collision of two trucks created a fire in the tunnel, killing eleven and injuring many more, the smoke and gases produced by the fires being the main cause of death.