This article gives an account of the design and construction of the Tokyo Expressway route no. 3 which links the Tokyo-Nagoya Expresshighway to the city's business center. After giving a brief introduction which includes a diagram of the Tokyo Expressway network the author describes the general scope of the project, which involved the simultaneous construction of an elevated highway and a subrailway tunnel. The tunnel was constructed by the cut and cover method and the piers for carrying the highway were mostly constructed with the tunnel. Steel box-girder construction was used for the elevated highway. Details are given of the design of the the structure including the methods of stress analysis that were used. This is followed by an account of the actual construction work, particular reference being made to measures that were adopted to overcome environmental problems. These include an Auger method for sinking the piles to eliminate noise and vibration, and timing the operations to reduce disturbance to traffic flow. After an account of the ways in which engineering difficulties were overcome, the author concludes with details of the construction costs. /TRRL/

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    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

    1-chome, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan  160-0004
  • Authors:
    • Konura, T
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 51-60
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  • Accession Number: 00082760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM