APPLICATION OF MECHANICALLY STABILIZED EARTH AND SEGMENTAL BLOCK WALLS

This paper focuses on the way in which geosynthetic reinforced earth systems were used for embankment construction, to eliminate a level crossing, and so allow the re-opening of rail commuter lines in Boston. This project was unique in respect to the fact that it is the first project to utilize mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) slopes and unitized segmental block walls to support heavy railroad traffic (E-80 loading). This project also demonstrated the unique manner in which a mechanically stabilized earth slope and unitized segmental block wall were easily combined into a single MSE structure. With its completion, the Plymouth and Middleboro commuter lines will carry passengers once again.

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    Elsevier Science Publishers

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  • Authors:
    • Wayne, M H
    • Miller, B
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 277-87
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM