Moffat Tunnel


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Moffat Tunnel

(mŏf`ət), railroad tube, 24 ft (7.3 m) high, 18 ft (5.5 m) wide, and 6.4 mi (10.3 km) long, N central Colo., in the Continental Divide, NW of Denver. One of the country's longest railroad tunnels, it was built between 1922 and 1928. At an elevation of 9,094 ft (2,772 m), it pierces James Peak. An adjacent bore carries water to Denver.
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2-mile Moffat Tunnel, which penetrates the Continental Divide in northern Colorado and takes 15 minutes to pass through.
The first solid, square-cornered tunnel liner plates were designed and patented by Commercial in 1926 for use in the pioneer bore of the Moffat Tunnel in Colorado.
With Patterson and Bennett alternately providing commentary over the public-address system, we plunged through 30 tunnels while climbing into the mountains west of Denver, including the six-mile Moffat Tunnel, which cuts beneath the Continental Divide at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet.
The Holland Tunnel opened vehicular traffic between New York and New Jersey and Great Moffat Tunnel made passing through the Rocky Mountains a safe journey.
Capital needs for fiscal years 2011-2015 total about $71 million, with the vast majority of expenditures related to the system's participation in expansion of the Denver Water's Moffat Tunnel System (Moffat project) to meet long-term supply needs.
2-mile Moffat Tunnel under the Continental Divide was completed, shortening the Denver-Salt Lake City run and bringing skiers to Winter Park.