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Flooded but unbowed

A major flood at the southern end of the 3.5km rail tunnel in 1997 forced the contractor to scrap its original construction method. The contracting consortium of Philipp Holzmann, Hochtief, Bilfinger & Berger and Dickerhoff & Widmann is now nearing completion of the last of four of the main tunnel sections after relocating machines to the north of the project.

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