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Author Topic: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel  (Read 378 times)

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E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:44:33 AM »

This tunnel was supposed to four-lane the E78 across the Appennines, but from what I've heard only one tube was finished. The eastern end of both tunnels is easily visible, but the western end is nearly impossible to find. I think it may be just northeast of Cantone, but I can't be sure. Where is the west end of the tunnel?
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Re: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »

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Re: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 10:12:14 AM »

Seeing as I cannot read Italian, what is the story and prognosis on this one?

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Re: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 02:21:36 PM »

Seeing as I cannot read Italian, what is the story and prognosis on this one?

Open it in Chrome, then click on the [Translate] button.   ;-)
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Re: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 08:27:02 PM »

Since the first tube is done, they could make that portion of the route a two-lane road until they can carve the second tunnel, but instead it remains abandoned. You finished one half of the easier route- why not use it?
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Re: E78 Galleria della Guinza Tunnel
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 06:04:10 AM »

An EU directive (DIRECTIVE 2004/54/EC) regulates that longer tunnels require an escape route. This may either be a stand-alone escape tube, or a second traffic tube. So a single tube tunnel with no escape tube is not allowed.

This was implemented after a couple of disastrous tunnel fires with high fatality counts in the Alps in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 

 


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