Stabilizaiton of a river bank adjacent to a mountain slope to allow construction of an embankment for the British Columbia Railway is described. Ground instability was due primarily to artesian groundwater pressure but there were several other factors contributing to instability. Alternative methods of stabilizing ground affected by artesian pressures are discussed; reasons for selecting the stabilization method used at this site are given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seventy-eighth Technical Conference, American Railway Engineering Association, March 26-28, 1979, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • Buck, G F
    • Chatterji, P K
    • Wakely, M S
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 408-420
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 80
    • Issue Number: 673
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM