REINFORCED EARTH AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO FERRO- CONCRETE STRUCTURES

A summary is given of three situations in which reinforced earth structures provided economic and technically sound solutions in difficult road construction situations. Briefly described are the reinforced earth wall and via duct over the Sete Canal, France; the stepped retaining wall on the Hearto' the hills road, Washington, USA, which has been blocked by a landslide in 1970; and the reinforced earth retaining wall constructed 15 miles from the San Andreas fault, to remedy landslide damage on route 39 in California, USA. /TRRL/

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Price, D I
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 54
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138880
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM