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Gotthard Road Tunnel

General Information

Beginning of works: 5 May 1970
Completion: 5 September 1980
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Tunnel
Function / usage: Road tunnel

Location

Location: , ,
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Coordinates: 46° 40' 17.91" N    8° 35' 32.88" E
Coordinates: 46° 31' 39.73" N    8° 36' 0.92" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

length 16 918 m

Quantities

concrete volume 370 000 m³
volume of extracted material 1 600 000 m³

Materials

tunnel structure reinforced concrete

Chronology

Fall 1969

Preparation of construction works

5 May 1970

Official beginning of construction

11 April 1972

Completion of the air intake tunnel Hospental

26 September 1973

Completion of the air intake tunnel Gupisbach.

4 September 1975

Completion of the air intake tunnel Motto di Dentro.

26 March 1976

Security tunnel boring completed as work groups boring from either end meet.

26 July 1976

Completion of the air intake tunnel Bäzberg.

16 December 1976

North and south work groups for main tunnel meet.

13 May 1977

All rock extraction work completed.

April 1978

Completion of structural work.

Winter 1979

Completion of electromechanical installations.

5 September 1980

Opening

24 October 2001

A crash involving two trucks kills at least 8 people and cause a large fire in the tunnel.

Notes

2 Second tunnel is in planning.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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  • Structure-ID
    20000841
  • Date created
    30/07/2000
  • Last Update
    25/01/2016