MOVEMENT WITHIN LARGE FILLS, SAN LUIS RELOCATION PROJECT

HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL MOVEMENTS WITHIN TWO HIGH EMBANKMENTS WERE MEASURED. THIS INTERIM REPORT DESCRIBES THE INSTRUMENTATION, THE DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED, AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS. THE PROJECT IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 15 MILES WEST OF LAS BANOS, ADJACENT TO THE FUTURE SAN LUIS RESERVOIR. THE EMBANKMENT AT STATION 80.00 HAS A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF ABOUT 260 FEET AT CENTERLINE, HAS 1.5' 1 SLOPES, AND IS 1000 FEET LONG WITH A BASE WIDTH OF APPROXIMATELY 1050 FEET. THE EMBANKMENT AT STATION 164 PLUS 50 HAS A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 190 FEET AT CENTERLINE. LATERAL MOVEMENTS HAVE BEEN FAIRLY SMALL. FOR THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD, THE ACCUMULATED MOVEMENT AT STATION 164 PLUS 50 IS ABOUT 0.30 FOOT AND AT STATION 80 PLUS 00, 0.40 FOOT. IN THE YEAR AFTER CONSTRUCTION THE ACCUMULATED LATERAL MOVEMENT WAS APPROXIMATELY 0.06 FOOT AT STATION 164 PLUS 50 AND 0.07 FOOT AT STATION 80 PLUS 00. SETTLEMANTS RANGED UP TO 2 FEET AT STATION 164 PLUS 50 AND UP TO 3 FEET AT STATION 80 PLUS 00. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-/4/, D-3-3
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Authors:
    • Howe, D R
    • Leech, L R
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:19AM