Bridges

Applications | Bridges


Bridges

Reinforced Earth® technology is used for the innovative and economical design of abutments for the direct support (abutment resting on a spread footing atop an MSE structure) and indirect support (abutment on piles with the MSE structure supporting the fill) of bridge superstructures. Reinforced Earth abutments can be engineered to withstand relatively light loads, such as those imposed by a single span bridge, to heavily loaded industrial and rail structures. Phased construction can be easily accommodated by the use of The Reinforced Earth Company’s Terratrel® MSE wire wall system.

The Reinforced Earth’s inherent flexibility makes it possible to construct bridge abutments on soft soils. In these situations, special foundations are not required, although in some cases simple soil improvement techniques are recommended. While traditional abutments often require deep foundations, Reinforced Earth abutments are typically founded at a shallow depth. This enables construction to occur outside the area influenced by the highway or railway, and without disruption of service.
 

Recent Projects

Reinforced Earth Product in Field
Ellsworth Arch Bridge
Composite Arch Bridge Caribou Connector
Caribou Connector
Reinforced Earth Wall adjacent to flood-prone Nashua River
Broad Street Parkway
Design-Build Devore Interchange
Design-Build Devore Interchange a Caltrans First in Inland Empire
Reinforced Earth Product in Field
Wekiva Parkway 4A & 4B
Pyramid® - Modular Block Retaining Wall System
Pyramid® - Modular Block Retaining Wall System
MSE Precast Retaining Wall System
I-4 / Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Connector
MSE Precast Retaining Wall System
Knik-Goose Bay Road Rehab & Pathway
Precast MSE Retaining Walls
North Tarrant Express - Mega Project Successfully Wraps Up
Reinforced Earth Product in Field
RECo & "The Path of the Pronghorn"