Construction of a second railway across Siberia, the 3200 km Baikal-Amur Line to the north of the existing Trans-Siberian railway, entails building 3200 engineering structures on the main line including 32 km of bridges, and many tunnels including the 15.3 km Severo-Muisky tunnel. Some 2670 km of motorway to serve the railway have also been constructed. The problems associated with geological-engineering work are described by reference to severe climatic conditions, winter and monsoon and the difficulties encountered with permafrost. Brief details are provided on construction techniques employed to build the bridges and tunnels, bearing in mind that the construction sites are remote from any industrial centre.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Embankment Press Limited

    Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane
    Wembley, Middlesex HA9 7TQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Pechenyuk, I
  • Publication Date: 1978-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00188338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM