When completed in late 2005, the Central Artery/Tunnel in Boston (more commonly known as the Big Dig), with its 7.5 miles of roadway, loop ramps, connectors, and 3 tunnels, will represent the largest civil engineering project the U.S. has undertaken since the Panama Canal. Providing fire protection for such a formidable project involves a great deal of engineering proficiency and practical knowledge to deal with the challenges presented. This article discusses the construction and inclusion of fire safety systems into the Central Artery/Tunnel project.

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    National Fire Protection Association

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  • Authors:
    • Comeau, E
    • Flynn, B
  • Publication Date: 2003-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-52
  • Serial:
    • NFPA Journal
    • Volume: 97
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: National Fire Protection Association
    • ISSN: 1054-8793

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2003 12:00AM