Construction of MSE Walls at St. Anthony Falls (I-35W) Bridge

This paper presents various design and construction aspects of stress relief mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls and challenges faced during the construction of gabion face MSE walls in St. Anthony Falls (I-35w) Bridge. The bridge is supported by three lane-based piers standing 70 ft high. On either side of the bridge, the approach embankments are constructed using the Terramesh System, Maccaferri Gabion face MSE walls. The abutment along the 2nd Avenue bridge on the North end of the main bridge is not designed to take horizontal earth pressure demanding a stress relief wall. These stress relief walls are constructed using the Terrawall System.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 3634-3643
  • Monograph Title: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01530372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412121
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:07PM