BUILDING THE JOETSU SHINKANSEN

The 275-km high-speed line being constructed from Tokyo to Niigata requires the crossing of the main mountain range of Japan's main island. Penetrating the central mountains involves a series of tunnels, including the world's longest at 22.2 km. On the alluvial Niigata plain rigid-frame viaducts with continuous underground beams resting on friction piles assure even settlement of the structure. Warm-water sprays will prevent open sections of the viaduct from being blocked by snow.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Shinohara, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Accession Number: 00178543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM