Bridges

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
RECo & "The Path of the Pronghorn"
Reinforced Earth Product in Field
Erickson Avenue & Stone Spring Road
Reinforced Earth Product in Field
I-4 / Lee Roy Selmon
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
Turnpike Mainline Widening, FL
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
SR 35 & SR 44 over CSX Railroad, FL
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
I-93 Widening Exit 5 NB On Ramp, NH
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
Pacific Boulevard, VA
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
I-93 NB over NH Route 111A, NH
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
US 6, Tucker MP 203 to 2042, UT
Reinforced Earth MSE precast retaining wall
I-495 NB over B&M Railroad, MA