Key Construction Technologies for Immersed Tunnel of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link

CHEN Yue1 CHEN Weile1 SONG Shenyou1 LIU Jian1 JIN Wenliang1

(1.Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link Administration Center, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China 528400)

【Abstract】Shenzhen-Zhongshan Crossing-river Link (Shen-Zhong Link) is the key project in G2518 of National Expressway Network, across the Pearl River Estuary. Shen-Zhong Link is a mega project integrating bridges, artificial islands, tunnel, and underwater interchanges, which is built according to the standard for bi-direction eight-lane expressways. The total length of the project is 24 km, of which the tunnel is 6 845 m long, constructed by immersed tube method. Through experimental researches, analysis and demonstration, the technological requirements and construction process for the steel-concrete-steel composite structure of the rectangular immersed tube, the pre-laid gravel cushion and the underwater deep cement mixing (DCM) pile foundation treatment. In addition, a series of special construction equipment, such as the self-propelled huge barge integrated with the floating, towing, immersion and installation functions is developed.

【Keywords】 Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link; immersed tunnel; steel-concrete-steel composite structure; foundation treatment; special construction equipment;


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CN: 44-1745/U

Vol 40, No. 04, Pages 603-610

April 2020


Article Outline


  • 0 Introduction
  • 1 Introduction of project
  • 2 Objective and philosophy
  • 3 Main technical standards
  • 4 Key construction technologies
  • 5 Conclusions
  • References