Puente de ferrocarril sobre el Mittellandkanal en Braunschweig

Mateos Mazcuñán, Mariano (2012). Puente de ferrocarril sobre el Mittellandkanal en Braunschweig. Proyecto Fin de Carrera / Trabajo Fin de Grado, E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM).


Title: Puente de ferrocarril sobre el Mittellandkanal en Braunschweig
  • Mateos Mazcuñán, Mariano
  • Rodríguez López, Fernando
Item Type: Final Project
Date: 2012
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Construcción
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The bridge over the Mittellandkanal is located in the municipality of Braunschweig, a
city of Low Saxony located in Mid-North Germany, between Berlin and Hannover, 50
km away from this last city.
The city of Braunschwig has 248.867 inhabitants (December 2010).
The orography of the zone is practically even, with some slopes in the surrounding
area, with a no important variation of the ground elevation, characterized by a big
uniformity and a great visual quality.
In this zone the canal flows from west to east, from the Dortmundkanal until the Elbe
river, so it has a length of 325,3 km.
The normal flora from the zone is farmland with some little forests not very big and not
very important.
But the Mittellandkanal lies at the North of Brauschweig, that means that in the zone
of the canal there is a change between the urban area and the rural area. For this
reason in the zone of the bridge we start to find farmlands and forest, however the
constructions and buildings are still present in this area.
The railway line that is going to be built will unite the North-center of Germany with
the North-East of Germany because some of the following factors:
•Overstress of the only existing line in the moment that connects Berlin with the
North-East extreme of Germany.
•No direct connection with the North-Easth Germany with other important
German cities from South and West of Germany.
•Replacement of the old existing one way line in the area that has to be
•Modernization of the old railway lines of Germany. Schedule order by the
European Union and the German Government.
The actual lines of the zone do not have the necessary conditions and characteristics to
satisfy the demand of the travelers that want to travel all over Germany with the
railway avoiding using other transports like plan or car.
For these reasons the necessity of the replacement of the old railway line and the aim
to create a union with the North-East Germany that has a deficit of transport
infrastructures and connections with the rest of the country and Europe.
Although the new railway line provokes some disadvantages when constructing it is
indispensable to build this railway line.
The pass of the railway line through Braunschweig has not been random. The zone
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg is a very industrialized area because of some companies like
Wolkswagen and too because this zone is an important pass of important line from
Berlin, South and East Germany.
For all of these reasons the railway line goes through Braunschweig and connects to
the city of Wolfsburg first, and after the North-East Germany zone.

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Item ID: 16278
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/16278/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16278
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Caminos
Deposited on: 09 Jul 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:11
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