We came to Bussang, in search of a tunnel - the road tunnel at the top of the Col de Bussang which, from 1871 to 1918 served as the frontier between France and Germany. The frontier has now retreated once more to the Rhine and the road over the col, now entirely in France, has been widened and no trace of the tunnel exists.
|The road tunnel at the top of the Col de Bussang - |
one end in France and the other in Germany.
After the invasion in 1940, the Germans used the unfinished tunnel as a factory for armaments and fortified the former railway portico to look like this:
|Bussang railway tunnel portico as altered by |
the Germans during World War 2.
|The Viaduc d'Urbes. The embankment which served it|
was sold to make a bypass road.