A STUDY OF HIGHWAY EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA MARSHLANDS

The primary objectives of this research are to determine practical alternatives to bridging over soft foundation soils. To accomplish this, a site in Charleston, South Carolina has been studied. Many states with similar soil conditions to those evaluated at this site were contacted concerning their alternative solutions to bridging. A comparative cost study was made for the particular site in Charleston for several possible alternative solutions, and ecological effects of each were considered. It was found that the use of sand drains in combination with surcharging and geotechnical fabrics offer an alternative which is cost-effective and sound engineering-wise. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepard in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation and the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of South Carolina, Columbia

    College of Engineering
    Columbia, SC  USA  29208
  • Authors:
    • Humphries, W K
  • Publication Date: 1979-5-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/SC-79/002 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: Res Proj No. 528
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM