Because of unusual difficulty in maintaining the level and line of the rail tracks at a spot between Brighouse and Elland, Yorkshire, where the railway runs 42 ft. above the River Calder, British Railways, North Eastern Region has stabilized the retaining wall which supports the tracks. Efforts undertaken to effect this strengthening are described. The scheme provided for continuous steel sheet piling to be driven in front of the toe of the retaining wall throughout the length adjacent to the river, to be followed by the provision of mass concrete between the piling and the wall, taken down to a level some 3 ft. lower than the foundation level of the old wall.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-4-30

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 492-495
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM