Gabion Wall Soil Interaction Study: I-90, Snoqualmie Pass Vicinity

This report documents the limited results of a study which monitored the movement of a comparatively large (45 feet in height) gabion wall. The data collected indicated that about 4.5 inches of movement occurred at the top of the wall in the form of an outward tilt away from the backfill. Design procedures used to construct the wall were verified by the successful performance of the wall for a period now exceeding 12 years.

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 29, 1988
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 151.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Authors: 
Keith W. Anderson.
Originator: 
Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation.
Number of Pages: 
8
Subject: 
Design, Deformation, Extensometers, Gabions, Geotechnical engineering, Inclinometers, Load cells, Motion, Photogrammetry, Retaining walls, Soils, Stresses.