PROTECTION AGAINST ROCK FALLS ON AUSTRIAN RAILWAYS

STEINSCHLAGSCHUTZ BEI DEN OESTERREICHISCHEN BUNDESBAHNEN

Protection against rock falls has been a problem for the Alpine sections of Austrian Railways ever since they were constructed. Outside the Alpine regions, there are also other areas where such rock falls may occur. The wooden barriers formerly used are now replaced by modern techniques such as anchoring devices in the rock, injection of concrete barrier netting made of steel cables. At particularly dangerous points, special covered galleries must be constructed. Television is used for constant monitoring.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Austrian Federal Railways

    Elisabethstrasse 9
    1010 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 31-34
  • Serial:
    • OBB-Journal
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Austrian Federal Railways

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM