A drive through the Whittier Alaska Tunnel
A drive (south to north) through the Whittier Tunnel south of Anchorage, Alaska on 7-12-2009. Fifty miles southeast of Anchorage near Portage Glacier, the tunnel connects the port city of Whittier on Prince William Sound to the Seward Highway and Southcentral Alaska. It opened to vehicle traffic on June 7, 2000 after extensive conversion from a World War II railroad tunnel. Landmark Accomplishments: Longest highway tunnel in North America (13,300' or 2.5 miles). Longest combined rail and highway use tunnel in North America. First U.S. tunnel with jet turbine and portal fan ventilation. First computerized regulation of both rail and highway traffic. First tunnel designed for -40° F. and 150 mph winds. Portal buildings designed to withstand avalanches. On a side note I'm trying to raise money to buy a gopro camera to create more videos, donations can be sent via paypal to email@example.com. Thanks in advance.