DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SOME HIGH RAILWAY BANKS BETWEEN ERMELO AND PIET RETIEF

The construction of new railway line in the area required some major earthworks and revealed problems typical of the two geological and geomorphological regions traversed. On the Ecca Shales of the highveld, where high banks were to be constructed, adequate stability was achieved by removing 4 to 5 m of residual clay before placing permeable blankets. For the deep residual silts of the Archaean Complex in the lowveld, rate and amount of settlement were important, but sand-piles were not required and field monitoring of settlement aided design decisions.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 263-269
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00132926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM