DRILLING THROUGH THE ALPS

Between Oberwald, just south of the Grimsel Pass and Gletsch, and Realp, about 10 km southwest of Andermatt, work has been in progress since the summer of 1973 for the excavation of a 15.4 km railway tunnel with a cross section of about 25 sq m. 3500 m from the entrance at Oberwald the tunnel will be excavated for double tracks over a stretch of 500 m, area 50 sq m. A similar enlargement will be made 4000 m from Realp. About 12 km west of Airolo in the Tessin, at Ronco in the Bedretto Valley, an about 9 sq m large and 5221 m long transport tunnel is being driven up to the railway tunnel at a point 6863 m from Oberwald. The project is being constructed by a consortium of Swiss, French and Italian contractors. The three tunnels, known as the Furka project, are to be completed by October 1978.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications (Australia) Pty Limited

    47 Chippen Street
    Chippendale, New South Wales 2008,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 27-29
  • Serial:
    • Australian Mining
    • Volume: 67
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Thomson Publications (Australia) Pty Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM