Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel

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Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel - West entry.jpg
West entry to the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
Overview
Location Suez Canal
Start Sinai Peninsula
End Suez
Operation
Constructed Tarmac Construction
Opened 1981
Reopened 1992
Technical
Length 1.63km
Number of lanes 2
Location of Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel that goes under the Suez canal
Location of Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel that goes under the Suez canal
Location of Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel

The Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel is 1640 meter long tunnel, for automobiles, under the Suez Canal, at Shallufa. The tunnel is named for Ahmed Hamdi, an Egyptian engineer and General killed in action during the Yom Kippur War. It has two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, and connects the Asian Sinai Peninsula to the town of Suez on the African mainland.[1]

Construction[edit]

It was originally constructed as a shield tunnel by the Tarmac Construction in November 1981.[2] In 1992, the Japanese government granted aid to a project aimed at rehabilitating the tunnel which had developed leaks. It is 1.63 km long and has an outside diameter of 11.6 m.[3]

Significant developments in the region[edit]

The tunnel was part of a major drive to develop the areas surrounding the Suez Canal, including other projects such as the Suez Canal overhead line crossing (completed in 1998), the El Ferdan Railway Bridge, and the Suez Canal Bridge (completed in 2001).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cory, William (July 7, 2010). Fans and Ventilation: A Practical Guide. Elsevier. p. 18. ISBN 9780080531588. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "From the Suez Canal to the A9.pdf". Highway Engineer. November 1981. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rehabilitation of the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel under the Suez Canal". Nippon Civic Consulting. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 

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Coordinates: 30°5′33″N 32°34′16″E / 30.09250°N 32.57111°E / 30.09250; 32.57111 (Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel)