Bridge Building in Maine with GRS (Geosynthetic-reinforced Soil)

This article discusses how the small town of North Haven on North Haven Island of the coast of Maine began the rebuilding of Beach Bridge using a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS). The article shows how this type of construction was the cheapest and easiest for the region. Building a GRS bridge abutment is a three-step process. A row blocks are put in place, then a layer of fill is compacted to the height of the facing blocks and then a layer of geotextile is extended between the row of blocks in order to make the connection to the GRS mass. The results are very promising since this is the first time this type of construction was used in a marine or tidal enviornment.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 20-25
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  • Accession Number: 01603101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2016 8:51AM