Friday, October 15, 2010

Sissi does it!

Sissi, a giant tunnel drill, did it today at 14:17 cet underneath miles of rock. The breakthrough of the worlds longest tunnel was seen by workers and politicians. The project itself started 15 years ago and will go on until 2017, when the first trains are expected to pass through.
The Gotthard Alptransit is a 57 km long tunnel through the center of the swiss alps. Due to government regulations that demand cutting heavy road traffic from 1,2 million trucks to 0,65 million trucks per year this tunnel was necessary to carry the commercial transport through switzerland on the north-south route.
more information about the project can be found here:

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