SOLVING A ROCKFALL PROBLEM IN CALIFORNIA

A hazardous rockfall problem on Interstate 80 in northeastern California was aggravated by the occurrence of an earthquake. Relocation of the freeway was impossible, so the slope was reconstructed and a catchment trench provided at the toe to contain debris. The corrected slope has been in service five years and has led to an improvement in the accident record and a decrease in maintenance problems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Engineering Geologists

    8310 San Fernando Way
    Dallas, TX  USA  75218
  • Authors:
    • Mearns, R
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00153256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM