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The Gotthard Base Tunnel In Photos: World’s Longest Rail Tunnel Shames Chile

by | 20th, October 2010

CHILE’S San Jose Tunnel for uphill bobsleigh fans is trumped by the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The Swiss tube is 35.4 miles long, and is the longest railroad tunnel in the world. The hole is there. The tunnel will be useable in 2017 beneath the Alps in Switzerland.

Look out for the Swiss premier placing bits of genuine tunnel rock in velvet-lined shoe boxes and offering them for $50 a pop

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