Longest tunnel in world close to completion
AFTER 14 years of drilling under the Swiss Alps, engineers are finally poised to create the world's longest railway tunnel.
The 35.4-mile Gotthard Tunnel will speed up connections between northern Europe and Italy, supplanting Japan's 33.5-mile Seikan Tunnel as the world's longest.
Only six feet separates the tunnelling teams, with a breakthrough scheduled for Friday. (© Daily Telegraph, London)