Monte Ceneri Road Tunnel

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Monte Ceneri Road Tunnel
Overview
LocationCanton Ticino, Switzerland
Coordinates46°08′18″N 8°55′24″E / 46.13833°N 8.92333°E / 46.13833; 8.92333Coordinates: 46°08′18″N 8°55′24″E / 46.13833°N 8.92333°E / 46.13833; 8.92333
StatusActive
RouteA2 motorway
Operation
Opened1984
Characterroad
Technical
Length1,412 metres (4,633 ft)

The San Nicolao Tunnel is a motorway tunnel in the Swiss canton of Ticino. The tunnel is situated under the Monte Ceneri Pass that separates the north of the canton around Bellinzona from the south of the canton around Lugano. It forms part of the A2 motorway that links the north of Switzerland with Italy. It was completed in 1984, and is 1,412 metres (4,633 ft) in length.[1]

The road tunnel is paralleled by the 1,692 metres (5,551 ft) long Monte Ceneri Rail Tunnel, carrying the Swiss Federal Railways Gotthard line under the same pass.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monte Ceneri Tunnel (Tessin, 1984)". structurae.net. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 59. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.