Fannefjord Tunnel

The Fannefjord Tunnel (Norwegian: Fannefjordtunnelen) is a 2,743-meter (8,999 ft) long subsea road tunnel in Molde Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The tunnel is part of County Road 64 and it goes under the Fannefjorden, connecting the island of Bolsøya to the mainland at Årø, where it intersects with the European route E39 highway. The tunnel reaches a depth of −101 metres (−331 ft) in elevation with a maximum 10% grade.[2]

Fannefjord Tunnel
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View of the tunnel
Overview
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°44′23″N 7°16′07″E / 62.7398°N 7.2686°E / 62.7398; 7.2686Coordinates: 62°44′23″N 7°16′07″E / 62.7398°N 7.2686°E / 62.7398; 7.2686
Route Fv64
Operation
Opened24 May 1991
TrafficAutomotive
Vehicles per day4 115 (2019)[1]
Technical
Length2,743 metres (8,999 ft)
Lowest elevation−101 metres (−331 ft)
Grade10%

The tunnel was part of the Skåla Fixed Link, which also included new roads on the island of Bolsøya and the Bolsøy Bridge from Bolsøya to Skåla Peninsula. The tunnel opened on 24 May 1991 and was partially financed as a toll road. Toll collection remained until 15 June 2005. The tunnel replaced the Molde–Bolsøy Ferry and the Lønset–Grønnes Ferry.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Trafikkdata Fv64 Fannefjordtunnel Statens vegvesen
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway 3 000 - 2 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2013-05-20.