In 1968 Hamburg started building a new River Elbe tunnel mainly for the traffic passing Hamburg, it becomes a part of the new Autobahn around Hamburg-They hope to finish in the first half of 1974.
traffic of the tunnel building
model in working of the biggest bagger which goes on 12 ft daily
sev shots of the model in action
model of the ready tunnel with the lines for traffic and technic system
shots of hamburg harbour (bad weather)
Top view from the tunnel entry at the south side.
shots on the elbe where the tunnel passing under
sev shots baggers and lorrys on this ground water will be later again
worker watch the bagger at the elbe
sev shots underground in the tunnel.
pan over the building ground on which water will be again
bagger in the water doing a line for the next 400 ft long piece.
covered at the north end where the tunnel gets out of earth.
sev shots how the lines going in the earth..replacing the earth for building up houses later. The 3 floors hight houses has to be remove cause walls are moving.
sev shots of the tunnel in the earth
GV of a bungalow where people already moves out.
wall replaces from the house sev shots.
dates when it happened.
shots of the removed place
1st roll is building south, and 2nd and 3rd in the north also the bungalow
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Background: In 1968 Hamburg started building a new River Elbe tunnel mainly for the traffic passing Hamburg, it becomes a part of the new Autobahn around Hamburg-They hope to finish in the first half of 1974. The Tunnel is 3 300 mtr. (ca 100,000 ft) long and the piece under water is 1 057 mtr long. The calculations for the cost in 1968 for the brick work were 380 million Deutsche Mark. not including the increasing prices. At the end at 1974 the price will be between 450-500 Million DM Visitors from all over the world are coming to see how they are going on with the new type of machines they are using (mainly those who/plan by himself to built a tunnel. The machine, the bagger is in the moment the biggest in the world it is a german patent.
Each piece under water they are putting together is 400 ft long. 3 tunnels has to be built up each with 2 lines for traffic with 2 separate air tunnels They can change lines 2 in one and 4 in other direction depending on the traffic. The computer and technic machines are in 5 floor high house under water just roof is out and the air hole. One part was built on the surface now they are putting earth on it to built later houses on it. The earth coming out of the river elbe by baggers. The tunnel project passing a bungalow area where few houses are falling together now and people have to move out. cause walls removes from places.
The biggest bagger in front gets on daily 12 ft which is very much. All technical information please see from the catalog.