Hell Tunnel

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Hell Tunnel
Helltunnelen
Overview
Location Nord-Trøndelag/Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates 63°25′38″N 10°50′33″E / 63.4271°N 10.8425°E / 63.4271; 10.8425Coordinates: 63°25′38″N 10°50′33″E / 63.4271°N 10.8425°E / 63.4271; 10.8425
Route E6/E14
Start Hommelvik, Malvik
End Hell, Stjørdal
Operation
Opened 18 October 1995
Traffic Automotive
Technical
Length 3,928 metres (12,887 ft)

The Hell Tunnel (Norwegian: Helltunnelen) is a 3,928-metre (12,887 ft) long road tunnel on the shared section of European route E6 and E14 motorways through Gjevingåsen between the village of Hommelvik in Malvik municipality and the village of Hell in Stjørdal municipality in Norway.

The tunnel was opened on 18 October 1995 and is the longest of the four tunnels between Trondheim and Stjørdal. It used to be a toll plaza on the southeast side of the tunnel. But now it is all automatized, just as with several other tunnels in Norway. The tunnel was built as part of the Trondheim Toll Scheme.[1]

Name[edit]

The name of the tunnel comes from the nearby village of Hell. In the Norwegian language, neither the name of the village nor the tunnel has anything to do with the Christian concept of hell. In fact, in Norwegian, the word "hell" means "luck".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway > 3 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2011-03-09.