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Washburn Tunnel

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General Information

Structural Type: Tunnel
Function / usage: Road tunnel
Construction method: Immersed tube method
Completed in: 1950
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, North America
Address: Federal Road
Underneath of
  • Houston shipping channel

Technical Information

Materials

tunnel structure steel

Notes

Constructed as follows:

  1. A 27.4m by 12.2M trench dug;
  2. Prefabricated steel tube sections, barged from remote fabricator, sunk into trench;
  3. Sections welded together 26 meters underwater;
  4. Sections lined with Concrete and water pumped out;
  5. Ventilation and lighting installed;
  6. Paving and tiling done.

Participants

Structural engineering

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0012507
Created: 23/07/2004
Last Updated: 07/10/2013