Construction of the Marchlehner Gallery

The Austrian village of Vent is located 1900 m high in the Ötztal Alps. The only road connection passes through the narrow VenterValley with a number of gallery constructions providing protection against avalanches and falling rocks. With the completion of the Marchlehner gallery at the end of 2013, the L 240 road between Sölden and Vent can now be safely negotiated along the complete route. The cross-section of the gallery 228 m long measures 9.20 m x 4.90 m in the road axis direction and features an inclined supporting column structure with discontinuous wall buttresses on the valley side. A...

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