ADVANTAGES OF FOUNDING BRIDGE ABUTMENTS ON APPROACH FILLS (ABIDGMENT)

A set of controlled experiments has been carried out in which the ultimate bearing capacity are various locations within a granular approach fill for a spill-through bridge abutment was measured. It was shown that existing design procedures for spread-footing-supported abutments in approach fills aare unduly conservative, and it is recommended that the experimentally determined bearing- capacity values be used as the basis for design. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-42
  • Monograph Title: Embankment Stabilization and Soil Mechanics
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 03090305905
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM