THE SAN FERNANDO EARTHQUAKE - SOILS AND GEOLOGIC INVESTIGATIONS IN RELATION TO HIGHWAY DAMAGE

THE FINDINGS TO DATE OF AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE SAN FERNANDO EARTHQUAKE ON FREEWAY EARTHWORKS ARE PRESENTED. REGIONAL GEOLOGIC AND TECTONIC HISTORY ARE REVIEWED. EFFECTS OF THE EARTHQUAKE ON CUT SLOPES, EMBANKMENTS, EMBANKMENT FOUNDATIONS, AND NATURAL GROUND ARE DISCUSSED AND SHOWN ON A MAP. THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN EARTH STRUCTURES AND BRIDGES, PAVEMENTS AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES ARE DESCRIBED. THE SEISMIC RISK OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY IS DICUSSED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rept No M & R 632119, 33 PP, 10 FIG, 8 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Authors:
    • Prysock, R H
    • Egan, J P
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00236322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 20 1972 12:00AM