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Frejus Tunnel

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General Information

Structural Type: Tunnel
Function / usage: Road tunnel
Other name(s): Tunnel routier du Fréjus
Built: 1974 - 1980
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Modane, Savoie (73), Rhône-Alpes, France, Europe
Bardonecchia, Torino, Piedmont, Italy, Europe
  • col du Fréjus
Coordinates: 45° 8' 22.00" N    6° 41' 26.00" E

Technical Information


total length 12 870 m


cost of construction French Franc 2 000 000 000


5 June 2005

Two trucks catch fire in the tunnel causing the death of the two truckers. Due to possible structural damaged caused by the high temperatures, the tunnel is closed indefinitely until the actual damage has been determined and repaired.

4 August 2005

The tunnel is reopened after repairs are completed.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0004244
Created: 11/07/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014