|Laerdal - World's longest Road Tunnel - Nov. 27 2000|
|1995.03.15: Start of work
1999.09.03: Break through 10.6 km from Nyheim.
2000.11.27: Opening ceremony at Laerdal portal
More pictures from the tunnel:
|From the north
portal (Laerdal)of the Laerdal tunnel in November 2000.
The first foreigners to cross Laerdal
tunnel. The "Laerdal Tour", from Milano (Italy)
to Laerdal through Austria, Germany, Denmark and Sweden,
by a Renault Espace, was organized by the Italian
magazine "Automobilismo". For statistic
curiosity, Eugenio A.Merzagora (first on the
left) was the first foreign driver through the
World's longest road tunnel.
|Sunrise inside a mountain?
From one of the three 30 meter wide mountain halls in the tunnel.
|The main ventilation station in the shaft. Two fans
with a total capacity of 480 m3/sec at 1300
In addition there are 32 Jet-fans in 5 groups between Aurland and the ventilation shaft (side entrance).
|View of the Aurland fjord from the mountain road between Aurland and Laerdal.|
SINTEF report about psychologically correct tunnels
CNN - Reuters - November 24, 2000
Daily Exelsior (India)
BBC News: Light at the end of the tunnel
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