GABIONS IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

This paper presents a short history of the use of gabions, especially in the State of Washington. Typical uses of gabions include stream control, retaining wall, and rockfall protection. Examples of each of these uses are given. Also presented is the development of Washington specifications for gabion use, and possible future modifications are discussed. Planned gabion use on I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass is discussed.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Presented at the 6th Summer Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in cooperation with the Washington Department of Highways, August 6-8, 1973, Olympia, Washington.
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    • Schuster, Robert C
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00080985
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM