In South Australia, the Highways Department has constructed two bridges incorporating reinforced earth abutments. The first, a road overpass structure taking the Swanport deviation over the Salt Lakes district road near Murray bridge and the second, a railway overpass structure taking the National Route 1 over the standard gauge railway line near Pt. Germein. This paper outlines the basis of design of reinforced earth abutments and describes the construction of the two projects completed. Cost aspects are also discussed. Details of future bridge projects planned to incorporate reinforced earth abutments are also summarised (a). (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 361-365

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0 85825 124 8
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 80/2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM