Story: Bridges and tunnels

Homer Tunnel

Homer Tunnel

The Homer Tunnel, over a kilometre in length, made possible a route from Te Anau to Milford Sound, and has been very important to the tourist industry. The tunnel took 19 years to complete, from 1935 to 1954. Construction was made difficult by dangerous snowy conditions, evident in this photo.

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Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Road and utility tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2021)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010