C&NW GOES DEEP WITH LIME

Chicago and North Western, when confronted with a perennial soft spot on its Des Moines--Kansas City line, finally resorted to lime slurry injection to stabilize the 1000-ft fill on 2-degree curves across a typical Iowa river bed. While the road had earlier used lime stabilization, it had never been at 40-ft. depths. Soil sampling indicated clays which could be lime stabilized under the Iowa embankment. The equipment, drill pattern and quantities of lime used are described.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Accession Number: 00147594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM