BRIDGES VERSUS TUNNNELS FOR MAJOR RIVER CROSSINGS

THE PROBLEM OF HIGH TRAFFIC CAPACITY RIVER CROSSINGS IS EXAMINED AND A DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF THE CONSIDERATIONS WHICH HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN DECIDING ON THE FORM A CROSSING SHOULD TAKE. THE METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SUBMERGED TUNNEL IS DESCRIBED. THE CONSTRUCTION TIME AND COST OF SOME RECENT EXAMPLES OF MAJOR RIVER CROSSINGS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ON THE CONTINENT ARE LISTED, AND THE CONCLUSION IS DRAWN THAT SUBMERGED TUNNELS ARE OFTEN COMPETITIVE BOTH IN COST AND CONSTRUCTION TIME WITH BRIDGES OR BORED TUNNELS. THE SPECIAL PROBLEM OF VENTILATION OF LONG ROAD TUNNELS IS EMPHASIZED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 16, No 11, PP 23-25
  • Authors:
    • Titford, R M
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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  • Accession Number: 00215246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 6 1970 12:00AM