Cadí Tunnel

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Cadí Tunnel
Túnel Cadí a Urús.jpg
Entrance to the Cadí Tunnel from Urús
Overview
Location Cerdanya and Berguedà, Catalonia, Spain
Coordinates Coordinates: 42°18′05″N 1°51′23″E / 42.30139°N 1.85639°E / 42.30139; 1.85639
Status Active
Route C-16
E-9
Start Urús, Cerdanya
42°20′6″N 1°50′15″E / 42.33500°N 1.83750°E / 42.33500; 1.83750 (Urús Portal)
End Guardiola de Berguedà, Berguedà
42°17′41″N 1°51′47″E / 42.29472°N 1.86306°E / 42.29472; 1.86306 (Guardiola de Berguedà Portal)
Operation
Opened October 30, 1984[1]
Vehicles per day 6679 (2010)[1]
Technical
Length 5026 m[1]

Cadí Tunnel (Catalan and Spanish: Túnel del Cadí) is a toll road tunnel in Catalonia, Spain, connecting the comarques of Cerdanya and Berguedà. The tunnel, with a length of 5,026 m (16,490 ft), is part of the C-16 highway and E-9, running under the Serra de Moixeró mountain range in the Pre-Pyrenees.[1][2]

It comprises two lanes, separated by a 2-meter-wide (6.6 ft) safety zone in the middle. The southern entrance, at an altitude of 1,175 m (3,855 ft), is located in the settlement of l'Hospitalet, part of the municipality of Guardiola de Berguedà. The northern entrance is in Cerdanya, in the municipality of Urús, and is at a height of 1,236 m (4,055 ft).

Name[edit]

The Serra de Moixeró is often confused with the nearby Serra del Cadí range, hence the tunnel's naming after the latter.[3] Both ranges are within the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, which also includes nearby Pedraforca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Abertis vende el 37,2% del túnel del Cadí a la Generalitat" (in Spanish). Cinco Días. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Un túnel hacia los Pirineos" (in Spanish). El País. 3 October 1984. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "El Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró". FemTurisme.cat (in Catalan). Retrieved 24 March 2016. Sovint la Serra del Moixeró és més coneguda com a Serra del Cadí que pel seu propi nom. De fet, el túnel que transcorre per sota la serralada del Moixeró és el conegut túnel del Cadí. 

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