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Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection - Baselstrasse, Lucerne 2014

Residential buildings well protected against shallow landslides.

Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection - Baselstrasse, Lucerne 2014

Delivery by helicopter

Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection - Baselstrasse, Lucerne 2014

Installing a preassembled post via helicopter

Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection - Baselstrasse, Lucerne 2014

Middle post with suspension ropes

Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection - Baselstrasse, Lucerne 2014

View from behind the barrier - protecting houses, a road and a railway

 

Systems

 

System length

- 364 m

 

Year of installation

2014

Initial situation

Behind Baselstrasse in the city of Lucerne, at the Gütsch, there is a steep slope (45° +/-15°) in the immediate vicinity of apartment buildings. Records of past events show a clear and obvious risk potential for impact from falling rock, toppled trees and shallow landslides.

Description

To minimize disruption of the unstable soil, the barriers were installed on specially design drainage groundworks. The posts were placed no more than 8 m apart to further stabilize the drainage foundation.

More about Debris Flow & Shallow Landslide Protection

Customer

City of Lucerne

Engineering

IUB Lucerne

Protected object

Building

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