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Westerschelde Tunnel
Braach, O.; Frietzsche, W.; Gürkan, E. (2003). Westerschelde Tunnel, in: Robinson, R.A. et al. Proceedings - Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2003. pp. 204-219
In: Robinson, R.A.; Marquardt, J.M. (2003). Proceedings - Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference 2003. Society for Mining Metallurgy: [s.l.]. ISBN 9780873352314. , more

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Document type: Conference paper

Author keywords
    Construction; Economic and social effects; Environmental impact; Ferry boats; Motor transportation

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  • Braach, O.
  • Frietzsche, W.
  • Gürkan, E.

    The Westerschelde Tunnel is located in the south of the Netherlands and links the two parts of the Provinces of Zealand, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and Zuid-Beveland, which are separated by the Westerschelde. Road traffic has up till now taken the detour via Belgium or crossed by ferry. This unsatisfactory transport link signifies major economic disadvantages above all for Zeeuws-Vlaanderen. The first fixed link for road traffic between the communities of Terneuzen and Borsele are to be created by means of the two 6.6 km long tunnel tubes down to 65 m below sea level.

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