Col de Tende Road Tunnel

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Col de Tende Road Tunnel
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Portal on Italian side
Overview
Official nameTunnel routier du col de Tende (in French)
Traforo stradale del Colle di Tenda (in Italian)
LocationCol de Tende, France/Italy
Coordinates44°9′12″N 7°34′16″E / 44.15333°N 7.57111°E / 44.15333; 7.57111Coordinates: 44°9′12″N 7°34′16″E / 44.15333°N 7.57111°E / 44.15333; 7.57111
Operation
Opened1882
Technical
Length3182 m
Highest elevation1321 m (French side)
Lowest elevation1280 m (Italian side)
Location of the Col de Tende Road Tunnel

Col de Tende Road Tunnel is a 3182 metre long road tunnel running under Col de Tende between France and Italy. It was inaugurated in 1882[1] and it was until 1964 the longest road tunnel in the Alps. At its opening time it was the world's longest road tunnel. Altitude on the French side: 1,280 m; Italian side: 1,321 m.

Since November 2020, the tunnel has been abandoned following land slides and damage by Storm Alex.

(From France, 44°8′20″N 7°34′14″E / 44.13889°N 7.57056°E / 44.13889; 7.57056, to Italy, 44°10′3″N 7°34′18″E / 44.16750°N 7.57167°E / 44.16750; 7.57167)

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