Webuild has announced that all the main works have been completed at the construction site of lot H71 “Eisack River underpass” of the Brenner Base Tunnel in Italy.
A consortium of firms spearheaded by Webuild and featuring Strabag, Collini Lavori, and Consorzio Integra, with the collaboration of a network of 600 companies, is actively engaged in executing the project. This project encompasses the construction of an underpass beneath the Eisack River, playing a pivotal role in advancing the completion of the Brenner Base Tunnel. The Brenner Base Tunnel is designed to link Fortezza, Italy, to Innsbruck, Austria, spanning a total length of 55 km (or 64 km, including the existing Innsbruck railway bypass). This tunnel creates a direct connection between Italy and Austria through the Alps, resulting in a significant reduction in travel time.
The Eisack Underpass section constitutes the southernmost segment of the Brenner Base Tunnel, situated just prior to reaching the Fortezza station. This lot has entailed the excavation of approximately 6 km of tunnels, spanning a total of 240 m beneath the Eisack River bed. The Brenner Base Tunnel is a crucial element of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor, which holds significant importance within the TEN-T trans-European transport network and is positioned along the Munich-Verona axis.
Once the tunnel is operational, the train journey from Fortezza to Innsbruck will take approximately 25 to 35 minutes.