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.
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.