The Golden Ears Bridge Design-Build Project: Stabilizing Abutment-Wall System for Unnamed Creek Bridge

Geotechnical explorations for a bridge crossing an unnamed creek near Vancouver, British Columbia, identified a sloping layer of soft clay approximately 10 m below the ground surface at one of the bridge abutment slopes. The clay was interpreted to be sensitive, and stability analyses suggested that ground improvement or other stabilization was necessary for the bridge abutments. Various design options were evaluated, and a stabilizing abutment-wall system consisting of pipe piles to support the bridge and its approaches and to stabilize the east slope was selected for the project. This paper discusses the design concept and the numerical modeling performed for the stabilizing abutment-wall system and summarizes field monitoring that was carried out during construction of the foundation system.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 712-719
  • Monograph Title: Earth Retention Conference 3

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  • Accession Number: 01908555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784411285
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2024 9:16AM