A73 Roermond tunnel

Client:
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Location:
Roermond
Number of elements:
4
Immersion:
2005
Specials:
Primeur modular bulkheads
Projecten - A73 001
Projecten - A73 002
Projecten - A73 003
Projecten - A73 004

Roertunnel

Roermond and Ambt Montfort now have the second largest tunnel in the Netherlands. The tunnel has a length of 2.4 kilometres and consists partly of immersed elements that were produced in a construction dock and transported to the immersion location.

Despite their considerable weight of 28,000 tonnes each, these units floated when the dock was filled with water. Individual units are 150 metres long, 8 metres high and 27 metres wide. The dock and the immersion site were linked by a temporarily excavated 600-metre sheet pile canal. The contract for the specialised immersion activities was awarded to Strukton Immersion Projects.