Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg
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Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg
Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg
Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg
Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg
Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg Balmi-Tschuggen 2015 - Geobrugg

Balmi-Tschuggen

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Street
Brünnigstrasse
ZIP code
3856
Place
Brienzwiler
Country/Region
Switzerland
Year of installation
2015
Customer
Bundesamt für Strassen (ASTRA)
Engineering
IMPULS AG
Contractor
Gasser Felstechnik AG
Protected object
Road
Systems
Multi hazard barrier, RXI-200, RXI-100, RXI-150
Energy absorption capacity
2000 kJ, 1000 kJ
System height
5.0 m, 6.0 m
System length
16 m - 80 m
Corrosion protection
Galvanized
Situation

The existing rockfall barriers above national highway A8 over the Brünig Pass were greatly weakened after years of prevalent heavy snowfalls and had to be replaced. Therefore, the Swiss Federal Roads Office (ASTRA) in 2014 invited IMPULS AG to consult the new project (installed by Gasser Felstechnik AG).

Description

A total of eleven lines* with energy absorption capacities between 1,000 and 2,000 kJ were installed:

1000 kJ: height = 6 m, length = 30 m

1500 kJ: height = 6 m, length = 56 m

2000 kJ: height = 5 m and 6 m, length = 122 m

In addition, five lines were dimensioned for rockfall as well as for snow slide so that multi-hazard barriers  were installed:


2000
kJ: height = 5 m and 6 m, length = 139 m

* The RXI barriers used are now superseded by the RXE barriers.

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