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Polyester bars fix train slope flood damage

WASHED AWAY in Germany's devastating floods last year, embankments and slopes of the Mueglitz Valley Train track near Weesentein have been redesigned, this time using geosynthetic reinforcement.

Secugrid 120/40 Rg geogrid from Naue Fasertechnik was fixed to the front and the fill compacted after connecting each layer. The geogrids are made of polyester (PET) flat extruded monolithic bars which are welded together.

Around 80% of the infrastructure near Dresden was destroyed in the floods.

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