Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)

An interesting solution for deepened railroads (V-Polder)
G. Oudakker, J. Boneveld & H. Spek

Nowadays the construction of new (rail-)roads causes many protests by the local population and the environmental activists. The main objections against new (rail-)roads are mostly the noise hindrance and/or the visual pollution. The construction of a railroad in a tunnel is an excellent solution, however, very expensive. A railway in a deepened open trench takes away the greatest part of the objections. However, in areas with bad soils and a high groundwater level the construction in an open trench is still expensive. This paper describes an alternative design for deepened (rail-)roads which is simple, relatively cheap and fast to construct. The design is based on well-known working-methods as sheetpiling, raked piling, jetgrouting and anchoring. It is just the arrangement of these working methods that produces this simple and original solution.

 article #790; publication #36 (IC-1994)