North Shore Connector tunnel

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North Shore Connector tunnel
Overview
Line
Location Pittsburgh
Coordinates 40°26′41″N 80°00′22″W / 40.4446°N 80.006°W / 40.4446; -80.006
System Pittsburgh Light Rail
Crosses Allegheny River
Operation
Work begun January 2008 (2008-01)[1]
Opened March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)[1]
Operator Port Authority of Allegheny County
Technical
Length 2,240 feet (680 m)[2]
Line length 1.2 miles (1.9 km)[1]
No. of tracks 2
Track gauge 5 ft 2 12 in (1,588 mm)

The North Shore Connector tunnel is a twin-bore[1] tunnel under the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh which was built as part of the North Shore Connector expansion project for the Pittsburgh Light Rail system. It connects Downtown Pittsburgh with the North Shore neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

References

  1. ^ a b c d http://pghbridges.com/pittsburghW/0584-4477/NorthShoreConnector.htm
  2. ^ http://saiengr.com/projects/north-shore-connector-light-railsubway-expansion



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