Rove Tunnel

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The southern portal

The Rove Tunnel is a canal tunnel in France, opened in 1927 and closed in 1963 after a section collapsed.[1] It remains the biggest canal tunnel in the world, as far as shipping canals are concerned.

As a part of the Canal de Marseille au Rhône, it used to connect the Étang de Berre in the north with L'Estaque in the south, both hosting a part of Marseille's harbour. It is 7,120 m (23,360 ft) long, and is 22 m (72 ft) wide and 15 m (49 ft) high, with a water depth of 4 m (13 ft).



  1. ^ McKnight, Hugh (2005). Cruising French Waterways, 4th Edition. Sheridan House. ISBN 9781574092103. 

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