Poland

Slowacki-Tunnel will be opened in 2015

The 1076 m long Slowacki Tunnel comprises two parallel tubes with an internal diameter of 11 m, each designed for two-lane road traffic. It is the largest tunnel ever built in Poland and the centerpiece of the 10 km long Slowacki Route, linking the deep water seaport of Gdansk with the international airport and with transit routes to the country‘s interior. A 90 m long Herrenknecht Mixshield-type tunnel boring machine with a shield diameter of 12.56 m dug the tubes under the Vistula. Herrenknecht was awarded the contract for the TBM giant by the Spanish construction company Obrascon Huarte...

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