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Old December 12th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #1501
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Old December 12th, 2009, 03:49 PM   #1502
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Isn't there a 13km tunnel crossing the Alps in Italy?
There are many 10+ km long tunnels in Europe, the longest is in Switzerland, 35km.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #1503
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We are talking about road tunnels. There are NOT a number of 10+ km in Europe, just 2 of them are double tubed and more than 10 km long (barely).
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Old December 12th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1504
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Old December 12th, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1505
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We are talking about road tunnels. There are NOT a number of 10+ km in Europe, just 2 of them are double tubed and more than 10 km long (barely).
Laerdal, Norway (24,510m)
St. Gotthard, Switerzland (16,918m)
Arlberg, Austria (13,972m)
Frejus, France-Italy (12,898m)
Mont Blanc, France-Italy (11,611m)
Gudvanga, Norway (11,428m)
Folgefonn, Norway (11,150m)
Gran Sasso d'Italia, Italy (10,176m)
Plabutsch, Austria (10,085m)

All road tunnels, all longer than 10km. I'm not aware of any other tunnel, but I know they're building 35km long one in Switzerland.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #1506
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The longest tunnels are train tunnels because the grades cannot be more than like 2 - 3% for a normal (higher speed) railway, while it can be up to 7% for a motorway and even higher for other roads. Main roads with an grade of 12 - 14% are not unknown, and local roads can even be above 20%.

That 35 km tunnel in Switzerland is the Gotthard Base Tunnel, and it's not 35 km but 35 miles (57 km).
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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #1507
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That 35 km tunnel in Switzerland is the Gotthard Base Tunnel, and it's not 35 km but 35 miles (57 km).
35km - That's Lötschberg Base Tunnel!
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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #1508
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Yeah, but he's talking about "building a", the Lötschberg Base Tunnel has been completed for over 2 years.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:27 AM   #1509
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Scenery along the Xi'an - Hanzhong expressway













































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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #1510
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:32 AM   #1511
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Old December 17th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #1512
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Old December 21st, 2009, 11:26 PM   #1513
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Highway S32 in Shanghai. Includes Minpu Bridge, world's longest double decker cable-stayed bridge.








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Old December 22nd, 2009, 03:49 AM   #1514
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Is this the Minpu Bridge?




Doesn't look very long at all, unless they're counting the elevated highway as a bridge?
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 09:52 AM   #1515
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The main span has 708m. Only 4 cable-stayed bridges in the world are longer than Minpu, none of them is double decker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...stayed_bridges
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:07 AM   #1516
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:09 AM   #1517
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Chinese highways for fast traffic add up to 65,000 km

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China reported 65,000 kilometers of highways designed for fast traffic by the end of 2009, second only to the United States, said Li Shenglin, Minister of Communications, on Friday.

China opened 4,719 kilometers of expressways in 2009 and launched construction of 16,000 kilometers of expressways last year as a result of increased investment in infrastructure, Li said at a national work meeting in Beijing.

According to the strategic plan for highway development in 2005,by 2020, China will establish a national highway network, totaling100,000 kilometers, about the length in the United States today.

The network could be achieved ahead of time based on the current development speed, Li said.

China has maintained its second place in the world in terms of expressway lengths since 2001.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #1518
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Old February 4th, 2010, 01:36 AM   #1519
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After seeing Chinese and Indian road pictures, I have to say their drivers (both countries) need to stay in their lane of traffic.

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Old February 4th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #1520
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Well this a PRC thread so please stick to that .
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