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Meckenbeuren dam protection against badger

Hydraulic Engineering - Meckenbeuren dam protection against badger 2022

Railway dam protected against badgers and other borrowing animals.

Hydraulic Engineering - Meckenbeuren dam protection against badger 2022

Badger den entrance before the measures. The den entrance is below the railway and has a diameter of around 30 cm.

Hydraulic Engineering - Meckenbeuren dam protection against badger 2022

Installation of the mesh. Not visible in the picture: In a final step, the mesh was laid in the previously excavated trench, anchored in the ground and then covered over.

Hydraulic Engineering - Meckenbeuren dam protection against badger 2022

Fixation of the mesh with soil nails and ground anchors

 
 

Year of installation

2022

Initial situation

At the railway embankment (DB line 4500, Meckenbeuren - Kehlen, railway km 189.5+45 to km 190.1+15), measures against badger infestation and the resulting undermining and subsidence had become necessary. In the past, the tracks had already been displaced due to undermining caused by the burrowing of badgers in the railway dam.

Both sides of the embankment had to be protected from future damages.

Description

After the existing badgers had been deterred, Geobrugg provided 11´500 m² of TECCO G45/2 to protect the railway against badgers and other borrowing animals. To make sure no badger was trapped inside their den, the mesh was first cut out at the den entrances to ensure the getaway. These openings were provided with a flap to prevent animals from getting back inside the dam. After a few months, the dens were filled with soil and sealed with the TECCO mesh. 

Customer

DB Netz AG

Contractor

Protected object

Railway

Other installed applications

Slope Stability

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Kevin H. Coyle
 

Kevin H. Coyle

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,3 Beaudet Terr,Columbia CT 06237 / United States Regional Manager Northeast

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Saleh Feidi

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,8921 Emperor Ave.,San Gabriel, California 91775 / United States Regional Manager California

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John Kalejta
 

John Kalejta

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Bob Lyne

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