Swiss Complete World’s Longest Tunnel

SEDRUN, Switzerland - Swiss engineers drilling the world's longest tunnel broke through the last section of rock on Friday, crowning more than a decade of work.

The 57.1-km (35.5-mile) rail tunnel under the Gotthard massif will enter service in 2017, taking some of the tens of thousands of tons of freight that crosses the Alps by road every day.

Shown live on Swiss television, a 10-meter-wide drill ceremonially ground away the last few centimeters of rock.

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