Joyous Swiss celebrate longest tunnel breakthrough (AP)

Miners watch as the drill machine 'Sissi' breaks through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel Oct. 15, 2010. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017.   ((AP Photo/Christian Hartmann,Pool)AP – Swiss engineers smashed through the last stretch of rock Friday to create the world’s longest tunnel, sparking a national groundswell of elation over a costly, technically difficult project that has been 60 years in the making.

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