Science of Tunnelling

There is nothing simple about the construction of a tunnel that travels below and city and under a river. It’s a process of problem solving, and discovery considered to be one of the most complex civil engineering challenges to solve.

Ground that has not been touched for hundreds or even millions of years needs to be excavated.

There’s so much to learn about the how a mega-project like Cross River Rail gets underground. Use our investigator manuals to explore some of the facets of tunnelling deep under Brisbane and the river.

Exercises

All answers are found within the Science of Tunnelling exhibition and Experience Centre.

Use the highlighted map to answer the questions. All answers can be found within the Science of Tunnelling exhibition and Experience Centre.