Japanese National Railways are in the process of building the Joetsu Shinkansen between Tokyo and Niigata on the Sea of Japan. Between these two cities lies the Mikuni Mountain range which separates the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. To cross these mountains several tunnels are to be constructed. One of them the Dai-Shimizu Tunnel will be the longest in the world, 22 km, and two of the others will be longer than 15 km (Haruna and Nakayama tunnels). This article outlines the methods used in building these tunnels.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Miyazaki, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-6
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  • Accession Number: 00172942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM