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Longest Tunnel in Brazil Opens in Rio’s Port Zone

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the 2016 Olympics are under fifty days away, the latest in the series of revitalization projects in the city’s port zone opened this past Sunday, June 19th, with Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes inaugurating the Marcello Alencar tunnel. The new tunnel, named after one of Rio’s former mayors, is now the longest underground tunnel in Brazil at 3,370 meters.

The tunnel replaces the Elevado da Perimetral highway which ran . . .

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