Investigation of Subsidence Along Segment of Missouri Route 65, Springfield, Missouri

Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) data were acquired on the ground surface across an underground limestone mine access tunnel in an effort to characterize the roof rock. This investigation was conducted because simultaneous localized failure occurred on the ceiling of the access tunnel and elsewhere in the mine along a previously unknown northwest trending lineament. The interpretation of the ERT data indicates the limestone roof rock above the tunnel is dissected by several prominent clay-bearing near-vertical solution-widened fractures (joints or faults) that are not visually exposed on the ceiling of the tunnel. Roof rock failure in the mine access tunnel occurred at the intersection of projected northwest trending lineament and one of the more prominent solution-widened fractures identified on the ERT data.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Center for Transportation Infrastructure and Safety

    University Missouri - Rolla, Civil Engineering - UMR
    325 Butler-Carlton Hall
    Rolla, MO  United States  65409

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Anderson, Neil L
    • Torgashov, Evgeniy V
  • Publication Date: 2010-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01155714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NUTC R221, Report No. 00020936
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0014 (Grant)
  • Files: UTC, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 28 2010 3:52PM