United States
United States

Beauregard

Route Val d'Anniviers, 3965, Chippis, Switzerland
2022
Contractor
Consortium Dénériaz-Cheseaux, Sion
Protected object
Road
Energy absorption capacity
2000 kJ
System height
10.0 m, 13.5 m
System length
50 m - 80 m
Corrosion protection
Galvanized
Initial situation

The cantonal road to Val d’Anniviers (Valais) and the industrial area below are endangered by frequent rockfalls. The rock face above is exceptionally steep. Therefore, a rockfall can affect the entire width of the cantonal road. To protect the seven-meter-wide roadway, both lanes were covered with netting.

Description

A rockfall protection system with an energy absorption of 2000 kJ was installed. The topography and the need to ensure a lightroom profile, especially in the event of rockfall, required a unique solution: the posts are between 10.0 and 13.5 meters long.

The costs for the solution are far below those for a solution from reinforced concrete.

Your local contact

Fabio Suter
Fabio Suter
Head of Product Management Product Management
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3 Beaudet Terr
Columbia CT 06237 / United States
Saleh Feidi
Saleh Feidi
Regional Manager California
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8921 Emperor Ave.
San Gabriel, California 91775 / United States
John Kalejta
John Kalejta
Regional Manager Central US
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3215 67th Avenue Pl
Greeley CO 80634 / United States
Bob Lyne
Bob Lyne
Regional Manager Southeast
Natural Hazards, Coastal Erosion Protection
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8004 Windspray Drive
Summerfield NC 27358 / United States
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Tim Shevlin
Tim Shevlin
Sales Director
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
Salem OR 97302 / United States