On the Long-Term Behaviour of Glacial Ice under Moving Traffic Load: A Case Study

S. G. Vombatkere
1985 Journal of Glaciology  
A Bailey bridge built on a permanent ice body at an altitude of 5580 m above mean sea-level has been carrying regular traffic of 7 tonne motor vehicles for over 2 years. The problems posed by the ice body, its behaviour under the load of the bridge and traffic, its summer and winter behaviour, and the problems posed in the construction and maintenance of the bridge are studied and discussed.
doi:10.1017/s0022143000006730 fatcat:kjeo43btefd63he6ljpqqxm6ze