Linking Past and Future

by Guy Hindley, Project Manager for the Egnatia Highway Project; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Peter Gibbons, Project Manager for the Central and Eastern Portions of the Project; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Mike Agius, Project Manager for the Western Portion; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Bob Carr, Ph.D., Senior Geotechnical Engineer; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Russell Game, Ph.D., SEnior Tunnels Engineer; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,
Kamran Kashani, Ph.D., Senior Structural Engineer; KBR, Thessaloniki, Greece,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 5, Pg. 50-59,79

Document Type: Feature article

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A superhighways spanning all of northern Greece - linking the port city of Igoumenitsa in the west to Turkey in the east - elevates an ancient trade route to modern design standards. Staggering in scope, the project includes more than 600 bridges, 77 tunnels, and extensive efforts to preserve environmental and archaeological treasures.

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Standards and codes | Developing countries | Historic preservation | Urban areas | Bridge design | Ports and harbors | Bridges | Europe | Asia | Turkey | Middle East | Greece

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