1 Like

Laerdal Tunnel, Norway : The World's Longest Road Tunnel
Norway

In June 1992 the Norwegian Parliament decided to construct the world's longest road tunnel. The 24.5km-long stretch of tunnel stretches between Aurland and Laerdal on the new main highway connecting Oslo and Bergen.

The construction was approved to traverse a section of country with relatively poor levels of reliability in road transport due to the mountainous area and narrow roads combined with many fjord crossings.

The Laerdal tunnel is an important part of the extension of a ferry-free, reliable road link between the two largest cities in Norway. The decision to build a tunnel rather than refurbish existing roads was taken to avoid difficult terrain with high risks of rock falls. From an environmental perspective, the tunnel was seen as a justifiable investment to avoid destroying sections of the unspoiled natural landscape.

Copyright: Jedsada Puangsaichai
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Загружена: 19/01/2010
Обновлено: 13/06/2014
Просмотров:

...


Tags: laerdal tunnel; norway
comments powered by Disqus

Jedsada Puangsaichai
Borgund Stave Church, Borgund, Laerdal, Norway
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Borgund Stave Church
Mark Fink
Borgund Stave Church, Laerdal, Norway
Mark Fink
Borgund Laerdal New Church
Alexander Ruttgers
Historic route Borgund
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Lindstrom Hotel Laerdal, Norway in B&W
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Lindstrom Hotel Laerdal, Norway
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Laerdal, Norway
Bane Obradović
Konsing climbing team :)
Ronald Tichelaar
Cabins And Apples At Vindedal Camping Laerdal Norway
Ronald Tichelaar
At the reception of Vindedal Camping
Ronald Tichelaar
The Entrance of Vindedal Camping
Kyrre Andersen
Sled competition 2009
Iraklis Kavouklis
"Spa of Kallithea, Rhodes – Historical Monument"
Tom Hurley
Exeter Cathedral before a live performance by Show of Hands
Vladimir Salman
Устье Тоймы
Pedra Azul e o lago Negro da Pausada Pedra Azul
Willy Kaemena
KLCC-2009
Jean S Carriere
Ice hotel
Willy Kaemena
2nd Class Sleeping Car
Jordi Munné Ruiz
Infok 1500 amb public
Benedict Kim
Jerked Chicken
Eduardo Hutter
Le défi de l'ours polaire - The Polar Bear Plunge
Vladimir Salman
Затон Кама
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Phra Maha Chedi Group, Wat Pho, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Replica of Dusit Maha Prasat Palace, Ancient Siam, Thailand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Chinese Pavillion, Utthayan Sawan Park, Nakhon Sawan
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Ancient drum, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Thailand
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Main Stupa, Wat Mahathat, Sukhothai Historical Park
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Phra Si Rattana Chedi, Main Stupa, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Strandefjorden Beach Front, Fagernes, Norway
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Royal Flora Ratchaphruek, Chiang Mai, Huge Umbrella Art
Jedsada Puangsaichai
The Chapel Hall, Wat Arunratchatharam, Bangkok
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Bell Tower, Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Kamphaeng Phet National Museum, Thailand, Infrared
Jedsada Puangsaichai
Stortinget, The Parliament, Oslo, Norway
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.