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Liefkenshoek Rail Tunnel

General Information

Beginning of works: 12 November 2008
Completion: 9 December 2014
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Tunnel with single lining
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) tunnel
Construction method: Tunnel boring machine (TBM)

Location

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Underneath of:
  • Scheldt River
Next to: Liefkenshoek Tunnel (1991)
Location description:

Subaqueous tunnel under Schelde river and Canal Dock B1/B2 in the port of Antwerp, Belgium.

Coordinates: 51° 15' 35.83" N    4° 16' 4.43" E
Coordinates: 51° 18' 59.56" N    4° 20' 14.98" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

northern tube length 5 979 m
exterior diameter 8.10 m
southern tube length 5 972 m
exterior diameter 8.10 m
tubbings width 1.80 m
thickness 0.40 m
number 53 000

Quantities

concrete volume 120 000 m³

Chronology

16 May 2011

Southern tube breakthrough

23 July 2011

Northern tube breakthrough

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20065811
  • Date created
    23/11/2013
  • Last Update
    30/08/2015