Reinforced Bridge Abutments

A county in northwestern Ohio is using geotextile-reinforced aggregate to build abutments and wingwalls for bridges and culverts, in an adaptation of an old, old, idea. And it works. Warren Schlatter, the county engineer in Defiance, Ohio, says there have been no failures or problems with the bridges. “They do what I want them to do,” he says. Read more.

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