Unanticipated Benefits: The Moffat Tunnel

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 10, Pg. 40-43

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: The Moffat Tunnel pierced the Rocky Mountains to connect Denver with the transcontinental railroad. But the tunnel brought something even more important: water.

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Mountains | Rail transportation | Water management | Rocky Mountains | Denver | Colorado | United States

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