Inflatable Plug Protects Subway Tunnels from Floodwaters

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 9, Pg. 40-41


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: After more than a decade of work, scientists and engineers have unveiled a resilient tunnel plug capable of keeping water out of tunnels during floods.

Subject Headings: Subways | Tunnels | Water tunnels | Floods

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