The Great Belt Link linking Denmark
- based on Fibertex Geotextiles
In 1997 a fixed link across the Great Belt connected East and West Denmark. The project comprises three different construction tasks: The Eastern Bridge for road transport, a 6,790 m long suspension bridge with a free span of 1,624 m, the Eastern Tunnel for rail transport, an 8,000 m long immersed rail tunnel between Zealand and Sprogø and the 6,611 m long Western Bridge for combined road and rail transport.
The Fibertex solution
To stabilize the subbase in the land reclamation, Fibertex F-2B was installed between the construction layers as a separator. Fibertex F-4M was chosen as a filtration layer for the coastline surrounding the islands. Furthermore, Fibertex F-2B was used to stabilize access roads and parking areas, as well as temporary roads and storage areas at the building sites. More than 1.5 million m2 of Fibertex geotextiles were used at the site.
The Great Belt Link, Denmark
- The 18 km Great Belt fixed link comprises two bridges and one tunnel
- 6 million m3 of sand, clay and stones used for land reclamation
- More than 1.5 million m2 of Fibertex Geotextiles used for separation in the subbase and for filtration at the coastline
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