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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #861
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The Viaduc de Millau (A75) turns 5 today!

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# 2004 – The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 11:08 AM   #862
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Pas de Peyrol (el. 1,589 m) is a mountain pass located in Auvergne, France, and is the highest road pass in the Massif Central. The pass is on the slopes of Puy Mary (1,787 m) and is situated at the junction of three roads:

* D17 to the south-west towards Aurillac, via the Col de Redondet (1,531 m), then down the valley of the River Jordanne.
* D680 to the north-west towards Salers
* D680 to the east, towards Dienne, down the valley of the River Santoire

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Old December 14th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #863
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Pas de Peyrol (el. 1,589 m) is a mountain pass located in Auvergne, France, and is the highest road pass in the Massif Central. The pass is on the slopes of Puy Mary (1,787 m) and is situated at the junction of three roads:

* D17 to the south-west towards Aurillac, via the Col de Redondet (1,531 m), then down the valley of the River Jordanne.
* D680 to the north-west towards Salers
* D680 to the east, towards Dienne, down the valley of the River Santoire
When I was a teenager I organized a family trip to Auvergne with my parents. It was on the Ascension week-end in May, we wanted to drive to Pas de Peyrol, but we couldn't because there was still some snow so we had to tun back 1km before the pass.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #864
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Which motorway of the existing in the mountains (Alps, Massif Central etc) has the longest tunnel(s)?
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #865
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Which motorway of the existing in the mountains (Alps, Massif Central etc) has the longest tunnel(s)?
if you ask only for mountains' tunnels at motorways (so urban tunnels excluded), that should be tunnel Orelle at A43, long 3692 m (however, it is single-tube, 2+1 traffic, but still part of A43).
longest montainious tunnel with double tube would be tunnel Chamoise at A40 long 3264 m..

of course, all that worths if we don't consider Mont Blanc and Frejus as motorway tunnels.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #866
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Street View already has the new A410 (former A41). Recently, the A41 was rerouted directly towards Geneve.

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Old December 15th, 2009, 12:32 PM   #867
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if you ask only for mountains' tunnels at motorways (so urban tunnels excluded), that should be tunnel Orelle at A43, long 3692 m (however, it is single-tube, 2+1 traffic, but still part of A43).
longest montainious tunnel with double tube would be tunnel Chamoise at A40 long 3264 m..

of course, all that worths if we don't consider Mont Blanc and Frejus as motorway tunnels.
Thanks for the info, yes i was meant only motorway tunnels...
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #868
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Caluire Tunnel on Lyon's inner orbital highway is 3728m long. It may be one of the longest ring road tunnel.
See it on Google Maps
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #869
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The tunnel in the southern part of M-30 in Madrid is over 8 kilometers long. Södra länken in Stockholm is 4,7 km long.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #870
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All of you seem to have forgotten the tunnel of the A86 motorway in Greater Paris which is 10 km long.





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but he asked about mountainous tunnels, not urban. there is also tunnel at La Defence at A14.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #872
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A mere 2cm of snow in Paris and...nothing goes anymore

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Old December 17th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #873
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Where do Google get those traffic data from??
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For France it is from www.sytadin.fr
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All of you seem to have forgotten the tunnel of the A86 motorway in Greater Paris which is 10 km long.





Actually i was asking for tunnels in motorways far away from cities and towns, in mountains like x-type said. BTW thanks...
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Which motorway of the existing in the mountains (Alps, Massif Central etc) has the longest tunnel(s)?
The longest road tunnel entirely in France and located under a mountain is the Maurice-Lemaire, near 7 km long. It is an old railway tunnel, it was easy to convert it because it was built for two tracks. Recently it has been updated with a parallel service tunnel. However it isn' on a motorway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnel_Maurice-Lemaire

In the Alps there are the two tunnels shared with Italy, Fréjus (12,3 km) and Mont Blanc (11,6 km).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tunnels_in_France

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Where do Google get those traffic data from??
God, through Sarah Palin's intercession.
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All of you seem to have forgotten the tunnel of the A86 motorway in Greater Paris which is 10 km long.





Why is that tunnel so low??
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It is designed for cars only. A new lorry-only tunnel is to be built by 20xx...west of the current tunnel.
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