Old Elbe Tunnel or St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel which opened in 1911, is a pedestrian and vehicle tunnel in Hamburg, Germany.
The 426m (1,398ft) long tunnel was a technical sensation; 24m (80ft) beneath the surface, two tubes with 6m (20ft) diameter connect central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe.
Four huge lifts on either side of the tunnel carried pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles to the bottom. They are still in operation, though due to the limited capacity by today's standards, other bridges and tunnels have been built and taken over most of the traffic.
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