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Stabilisation des pentes - Spergau - dam protection against badger 2024

Railroad embankment with TECCO® G65/3 mesh as protection against burrowing animals (badger)

Stabilisation des pentes - Spergau - dam protection against badger 2024

View of embankment shoulder - transition edge path

Stabilisation des pentes - Spergau - dam protection against badger 2024

Detail of suspension of upper suspension cable using spiral cable anchor

Stabilisation des pentes - Spergau - dam protection against badger 2024

View of embankment foot - integration of existing trees

Stabilisation des pentes - Spergau - dam protection against badger 2024

Detail tree section

 

Systèmes

 

Année d’installation

2024

Situation de départ

Rail infrastructure must meet appropriate safety criteria to ensure smooth and punctual passenger and freight transport. With a nationwide rail network of almost 40,000 kilometers, this is a challenge. In addition to traditional engineering structures such as bridges, retaining structures and tunnels, earthworks are an essential part of the railroad infrastructure. Compared to roads, the issue of subsidence poses an even more severe problem for rail transport routes: detours are virtually impossible during rail operations, and slow speeds or even closures usually have a massive impact on the timetable.

Native burrowing animals and rodents such as beavers, nutria and badgers can be found almost everywhere in Germany. Their habitats often border directly on traffic routes. If these animals dig their burrows in dams or dykes, this can lead to subsidence, landslides or even loss of stability, depending on the extent of the cavity formation. Whether the structure is used for traffic, flood protection or other purposes, far-reaching consequences for people, nature and infrastructure are possible.

Description

The surface of the dam was covered with steel wire mesh to prevent cavities from being dug. Compared to a classic slope stabilization with the TECCO system, the anchoring points were reduced to a minimum due to the lower static requirements. This enabled fast, economical and environmentally friendly construction.

Care was taken to ensure the badger burrows had been abandoned at installation time. In some areas, the netting was combined with permanent nailing to increase the dam’s stability. To protect the environment as much as possible, the existing trees in the embankment area were integrated into the netting and not felled.

Client

Anlagen- und Instandhaltungsmanagement Netz Halle, DB Netz AG

Objet protégé

Chemin de fer

Protection anticorrosion

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