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    This is a map of Switzerland and you know surely the pass St. Gotthard. It?

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    (Without numbers): At the station in Goschenen at the foot of the Gottharf-pass.

    Arrival at the other side of the pass, in Airolo.

    Airolo (Tessin)

    The board of Airolo.

    Waterfall, board of "Campo Blenio".

    With numbers: The surroundings of the tunnel.

    Some other pictures of the country. Tunnel from outside.

    The surveying station.

    The surveying-apparatus.

    Pictures of the automatic ventilator. Through the tunnel.

    Two shots of the map of Switzerland. We show first the outlines of the country, then the pass St. Gotthard.

    Two shots of the map of Switzerland. We are showing now the way from the Gotthard to the end-station (Olivone) where the tunnel is standing.


    Shot of the map of Switzerland.

    Without Nr.: At the station in Goschenen.

    Arrival at the other side.


    Map: Way from Gotthard to the tunnel.

    Without Nr.: Waterfall, board of "Campo Blenio". Then numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 .


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    Background: This is a map of Switzerland and you know surely the pass St. Gotthard. It is the connection between the North and the South part of Switzerland. When our reporter was travelling to that place to show you something of the South part of Switzerland, the Gotthard was still full of snow. For that reason, he had to go through the Gotthard by train. Hundred of cars are still being transported through the Gotthard every day. After a drive of 15 minutes, you reach Airolo, the first station in the South.

    Unfortunately, the weather was very bad. Nevertheless, we are driving further, through the most beautiful regions of Switzerland, in the alps of the cantoon Tessin near by the romantic little town Biasca. Some kilometres from that place, among huge mountains, a new street-tunnel has been given free for traffic. This longest street-tunnel of Switzerland (about 2 kilometres) is calculated for the passage of 500 vehicles an hour. It is uniting the valley of Blenio with the building-territory of a big power-station.

    An automatic precision-apparatus is surveying permanently the contents of carbon oxide in the air. This ventilator begins to work automatically if the contents of carbon-oxide begins to be dangerous. The technicians will equip the installation of the tunnel with two red warning-lamps as soon as possible. In case of danger, these lamps will flash up at the entrances to stop the drivers. They are only going on after the contents for carbon oxide has fallen under the zone of danger. With this tunnel, people are hoping to master the beginning traffic-block.

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