THE FREJUS HIGHWAY TUNNEL

LE TUNNEL ROUTIER DU FREJUS

THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUNNEL ARE OUTLINED. IT IS ON THE ROUTE OF EUROPEAN MOTORWAYS: E13 AQUITAINE/ATLANTIQUE-ADRIATIC, E1 LONDON-ROME, E4 SCANDINAVIA-PORTUGAL, AND THE NORTH-SOUTH MAIN AXES. DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF THE TRAFFIC IN 1965 AND FORECASTS FOR THE YEARS 1979 TO 1982, 1985, 1990, AND 1995. BECAUSE THE RAILWAY TUNNEL WAS BUILT A CENTURY AGO, THE GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS WERE WELL KNOWN TO TUNNEL ENGINEERS. THE GEOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TUNNEL AND ITS LINING ARE DESCRIBED TOGETHER WITH THE PAVEMENT STRUCTURE, VENTILATION, ACCESS ROADS FROM FRANCE AND ITALY, CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES USED BY THE TWO COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE EACH FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ONE HALF OF THE TUNNEL.

Language

  • French

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  • Pagination: 1-16
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01297527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 6:23AM