Clyde Tunnel

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Clyde Tunnel

Postby KayleighMcleod » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:36 am

Going Underground: 50 years of holding our breath in the Clyde Tunnel: ... de-tunnel/
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Re: Clyde Tunnel

Postby Sharon » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:23 pm

Another 50 years feature, this tim eon the BBC
It took seven years to complete, cost £10m to build and claimed the lives of two men in the construction process.

In an era before mass car ownership, the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow was designed to handle around 9,000 vehicles a day when it was opened by the Queen in 1963. ... t-23160149

Some stats from the article
1957 - Construction starts
1963 - First tunnel opens on July 3 1964 - Second tunnel opens in March (One northbound and the other southbound - both two-lane/ Joint pedestrian/cycle tunnel beneath each)
7 Football pitches long or ...
0.48 Miles (762m)
21ft - Depth at which tunnel sits beneath river (6m)
16.5ft - Tunnel height (5m)
1:16 - Gradient - steepest tunnel when built
65,000 Vehicles a day pass through
£10.5m - Construction cost
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