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The Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel Opened on May 6, 1994


Channel Tunnel Opens, Connecting Britain and France (1994): On May 6, 1994, the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, officially opened. The Channel Tunnel is a set of three 31.25-mile long tunnels that connect the island of Great Britain to the mainland of France. The Channel Tunnel, which took six years and over $15 billion to construct, is considered one of the greatest feats of engineering of the 20th century.

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