Europe Norway Facts - Worlds longest tunnel, the laerdal tunnel, outside Author: Arne Brekke, Brekke Tours. It was a privilege to be present when the King of Norway cut the ribbon for the opening of the world’s longest road tunnel between Lærdal and Aurland on November 27, 2000.
The Laerdal Tunnel is a 24.51-kilometre long road tunnel, the longest in the world, connecting the villages of Lærdal and Aurland, but fundamentally linking the capital of Oslo to Bergen and the country’s second-largest city of Bergen.
In June 1992 the Norwegian Parliament decided to construct the world’s longest road tunnel. The 24.5km-long stretch of tunnel stretches between Aurland and Laerdal on the new main highway connecting Oslo and Bergen.
Although Lærdal Tunnel is currently the world's longest road tunnel, it's not the longest tunnel overall. The top six on the list are all water aqueducts (the longest being the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct in New York State), while dozens of subway tunnels all around the world are longer than the Lærdal Tunnel.
It is the Laerdal Tunnel, the world’s longest road tunnel —a highway 15.2 miles [24.5 km] long, bored through solid rock! Imagine driving into the mouth of the tunnel, knowing that after just a few minutes, there will be more than 3,000 feet [1,000 m] of mountain overhead!
The Laerdal Tunnel is around 24.5km long road tunnel, the longest in the world, connecting the villages of Lærdal and Aurland, but basically linking the capital of Oslo …
LÆRDALSTUNNELEN - The world's longest road tunnel is 24,5 km long and situated between Aurland and Lærdal. The tunnel opened November 2000. Lighting is a central factor - every 6 km the area is widened and these rock chambers are fitted with special lighting.
Laerdal Tunnel, Norway. The 24.5km Laerdal tunnel in Norway is the world’s longest road tunnel. The single tube tunnel with two-way traffic stretches between the county of Aurland and the Laerdal valley.
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