The Holland Tunnel
The Holland Tunnel, linking New York City and New Jersey, opened in 1927 and thanks to an innovative ventilation system was the world’s first successful underwater tunnel for vehicles....

Railroad Tunnel Clearance Improvement and Linear Replacement: What Happens with Unexpected Ground Conditions during Tunnel Construction?
To increase the capacity and efficiency of transporting waste by rail to an existing landfill, Enviro Solutions Inc., the landfill owner, and CSX Transportation (CSXT), the rail line owner, sought the...

Construction of Fort Wayne’s Combined Sewer Overflow Tunnel to Begin This Month

Fire in the Hole: Emergency Repairs to the Robinson Creek Tunnel
On the eve of April 26, 2014, an arsonist set fire to the CSX Transportation (CSXT) Robinson Creek tunnel. The tunnel is located about 120 mi. southeast of Lexington, near Pikeville, KY. The 742-ft-long...

Boring of New York City’s Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel to Begin This Summer

Ditch the Ditch
The Michigan Ditch tunnel project is noteworthy because of its unique mix of challenging engineering problems, risk mitigation measures, novel evaluation and design, and innovative delivery method. The...

Inflatable Plug Protects Subway Tunnels from Floodwaters
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....

Parallel Tunnel Planned for Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

BIM Belowground
Despite the wider use of building information modeling (BIM), the practice frequently focuses on aboveground details to the exclusion of those below the surface. But the BIM techniques used in the design...

The History of Tunneling in the United States, Edited by Michael F. Roach, et alia. Englewood, Colorado: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 2017

The East End Crossing (EEC), an important component of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project, is a bridge and tunnel effort that, in crossing the Ohio River, will link the east end of Louisville, Kentucky, near the town of Prospect, with southern Indiana near the town of Utica...

Emergency Retaining Wall Replacement: The East 26th Street Slide Repair in Baltimore, MD
During a record rainfall on April 30, 2014, a century-old, stone retaining wall between a dense urban roadway (26th Street) and the CSXT railroad track in Baltimore, MD, failed. The stone retaining wall...

Opening of New Midtown Tunnel Relieves Traffic Congestion in Norfolk and Portsmouth

London Soil From Tunneling Project Supports Coastal Restoration Effort

Applying Scanning Technology to Tunnel Inspections: Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Public Agita
A large number of transit and vehicular tunnels in the New York Metropolitan area were inundated by the tidal surge caused by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm created major...

National Tunnel Inspection Standards Released

CSX Plan Will Double and 'Double-Stack' D.C. Tunnels

Building Rises Over Boston's 'Big Dig' Subway Tunnels

New York City's Gowanus Canal to Benefit from Upgrades to Flushing Tunnel

Challenges and Risks of Jet Grouting in a Congested Urban Environment
In the heart of London, one of Europe's largest jet grouting contracts is nearing completion. The jet grouting is part of the overall 7-year-long upgrade project to London...

 

 

 

 

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