Planning avalanche defence works for the Trans-Canada Highway at Rogers Pass, B.C.

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TypeArticle
Journal titleEngineering Journal
ISSN0013-8010
Volume45
Issue3
Pages3138; # of pages: 8
Subjectavalanches; highways; avalanche barriers; climatic loads; route principale; pare avalanche; charge climatique
AbstractThe Trans-Canada Highway uses the route through Rogers Pass utilized originally by the Canadian Pacific Railway, as it passes through Glacier National Park. Avalanches caused the relocation of the CPR and the building of the Connaught Tunnel. Careful advance study of avalanches was accordingly essential to the design of the Highway. A special team headed by the author recorded every avalanche along the route from 1957 to 1960, and all relevant climatic facts. Assessment of this information resulted in plans for three stages in the defence of the Highway. Typical is the requirement of 8 snow sheds, totalling 4,825 ft in length, as a major part of the first stage.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-152
NRC numberNRCC 6732
NRC-IRC-2132
NPARC number20374428
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-06-29
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