Peter van Westendorp
06 september 2022
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The Busan Geoje Fixed Link project is one of the landmark projects in South Korea, providing a road connection between Gaduk and Geoje Island near to the city of Busan at the Southern tip of the Korean peninsula. The project consists of two Cable Stayed Bridges, an Immersed Tunnel, rock tunnels and it has a total length is over 8 km.
This paper will focus on the immersed tunnel part of the link and the particular challenges that the project faced in designing and constructing the tunnel, these challenges required a significant evaluation in immersed tunnel technology. The tunnel consists of 18 tunnel elements and has a total length of 3.6 km. The tunnel location was characterised by the following conditions: