BRIDGE APPROACHES ON SOFT CLAY SUPPORTED BY EMBANKMENT PILES

Differential settlements commonly develop between a bridge and its approaches at sites underlain by compressible subsoil deposits. Anticipating such settlements at bridge sites along a highway north of Bangkok, Thailand, the approaches were partly supported by embankment piles. In addition, approach slabs resting on a floating abutment in the embankment fill were included in the design. Six years after the highway completion, despite settlements of the embankment of the order of one-half metre, the pile supported approaches still provide a smooth transition between the bridges and the road. /Author/TRRL/

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • HOLMBERG, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 77-89
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Norwegian Road Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM