Brenner Base Tunnel:
Ampass Access Tunnel

Following completion of the 1.8 km long Mauls access tunnel, working is currently forging ahead on the Wolf and Ahrental (2.4 km) access tunnels. After lengthy preparations, work commenced on the 1.4 km long Ampass access tunnel at the beginning of May 2012. Prior to this the portal zone was produced by dig-and-cast for undertunnelling the L283 highway. Two lay-bys and 2 turning recesses were driven on account of the small excavated cross-section. The first 300 m of the tunnel penetrates soft ground, which was consequently tackled by excavators and secured by shotcrete and anchors. Then...

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Issue 2012-01

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Issue 2011-02

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Issue 2010-01 Austria

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Issue 2013-01

Brenner Base Tunnel: Importance of Preliminary Prospection

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Issue 2014-07 Brenner Base Tunnel

Shotcreting at the Tulfes-Pfons Section

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