GROUND PRESSURE AND TUNNELLING FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT

The first deep tunnels were the 19th century railway tunnels driven through the Alps--the Frejus or Mount Cenis tunnel between France and Italy (13 km. under a cover of 1,600 m., driven from 1857 to 1866), the St. Gothard between southern Switzerland and northern Switzerland (15 km., cover 1,700 m., 1872-1881) and the Simplon, between Italy and Switzerland (20 km., cover 2,200 m. unsurpassed to the present day, driven in two successive tubes, the first from 1896 to 1906, the second from 1912 to 1921). Pt. 1. Tunnel design; Pt. 2, Tunnel construction.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Duffaut, P
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 185-200
  • Serial:
    • Underground Space
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0362-0565

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  • Accession Number: 00172640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM