THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MONITORING OF REINFORCED EARTH CULVERTS ON AN ALLUVIAL FLOODPLAIN

In 1989 four reinforced earth culverts were designed beneath a road embankment located on an alluvial floodplain comprising soft clays and silts. The precast concrete clad sidewalls support deck slabs that in turn carry the road embankment above them. Large settlements were predicted during and particularly after construction. This case history reviews the design, construction and monitoring of the structures. Despite the very much greater than predicted settlements, the structures are performing satisfactorily and have resulted in a cost-effective solution. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • SMITH, ACS
    • BERGMANN, T
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00668746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM