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Author Topic: Future of I-64 in Louisville  (Read 5045 times)

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Re: Future of I-64 in Louisville
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2021, 05:16:34 PM »



No, I don't believe so. I'm sure it would require ventilation buildings. Lots of them.
Not to mention the water table level that close to the Ohio. Tunnel there may be a bad idea for that reason too. Could require continuous pumping.
London has tunnels under the Thames...
Probably below the water table. Gotta think about entrance and exit grades too. Not as simple as tunnel it.

I don't know.  The original Thames tunnel, built in the late 1880s, was tunneled through muck, flooded once or twice during construction, and I believe it is still in use today.

 fair point. :-D also remember america is bad at making tunnels affordable

Alabama of all places pulled it off right here in the good 'ole US of A.
Mobile River Tunnel
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Re: Future of I-64 in Louisville
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2021, 02:13:12 PM »



No, I don't believe so. I'm sure it would require ventilation buildings. Lots of them.
Not to mention the water table level that close to the Ohio. Tunnel there may be a bad idea for that reason too. Could require continuous pumping.
London has tunnels under the Thames...
Probably below the water table. Gotta think about entrance and exit grades too. Not as simple as tunnel it.

I don't know.  The original Thames tunnel, built in the late 1880s, was tunneled through muck, flooded once or twice during construction, and I believe it is still in use today.

 fair point. :-D also remember america is bad at making tunnels affordable

Alabama of all places pulled it off right here in the good 'ole US of A.
Mobile River Tunnel
Louisiana has three, and they're called the Belle Chasse Tunnel, the Harvey Tunnel, and the Houma Tunnel. Harder to do because much of Louisiana is below sea level compared to Kentucky and Michigan, among other states.
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