EARTH PRESSURE AGAINST THE ABUTMENTS OF A RIGID FRAME BRIDGE

THE LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE WHICH ACTS ON ONE OF THE ABUTMENTS OF A 500 FT LONG RIGID FRAME BRIDGE NEAR STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN HAS BEEN MEASURED DURING THE COMPACTION OF THE GRANULAR BACKFILL BEHIND THE TWO ABUTMENTS. THE LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES HAVE ALSO BEEN MEASURED AFTER COMPLETION OF THE BRIDGE. THE MEASUREMENTS INDICATE THAT HIGH LATERAL EARTH PRESSURE DEVELOPED DURING THE COMPACTION OF THE BACKFILL. LATERAL EARTH PRESSURES WERE ALSO HIGH DURING THE FOLLOWING SUMMER, AFTER THE BRIDGE HAD BEEN COMPLETED, WHEN THE BRIDGE SLAB EXPANDED AND PUSHED THE ABUTMENT WALLS AGAINST THE BACKFILL. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 21, No 1, PP U5-18
  • Authors:
    • BROMS, B B
    • Ingelson, I
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 15-18
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 1971 12:00AM