The avalanche defence on the Trans-Canada Highway at Rogers Pass

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ConferenceProceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Western Snow Conference: 01 April 1960,
Pages7178; # of pages: 8
Subjectavalanches; avalanche barriers; highways; snowbarriers
AbstractThe Trans-Canada Highway is to be constructed over Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, B.C. About twenty-four miles of the highway which includes the Pass is threatened by avalanches. In 1953 an avalanche survey was organized to obtain the information required for the design and construction of the highway defence works and for the future avalanche warning service. Avalanches reaching the proposed highway route were surveyed and recorded. For each avalanche site a defence was chosen according to the size and frequency of the avalanche. Snowsheds will be used for protection against the large and frequent avalanches. Earth mounds and dams will be constructed at the sites of smaller avalanches. No protection was planned for those avalanche sites that threaten the highway only once in every three to five years.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5940
NPARC number20358513
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