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Reinforced Earth applications - road and rail infrastructure

Supplier: Reinforced Earth Company
17 November, 2011

Reinforced Earth technology has revolutionised construction with wide-ranging uses in transport, mining, industry, energy, water and military infrastructure.

Reinforced Earth structures are used for retaining walls, bridges, abutments, ramps, mine dump walls, ore storage silos and reclaim bunkers, haul road overpasses, containment dykes, wharf and quay walls, dams and weirs, materials handling, blast barriers and landscaping.

Road and rail infrastructure

Reinforced Earth techniques are widely used in public infrastructure projects.

Most applications are for the construction of retaining walls and bridge abutments supporting roadways. However, the versatility of the technology means a wide variety of geometrical and aesthetical high-level-engineering solutions are available.

What’s more, Reinforced Earth projects require only a short construction time and minimum right-of-way so the disruption to traffic is considerably reduced.

  • Single or tiered carriageway retaining walls
  • Bridges supported directly on abutment walls
  • Bridges supported on columns within retaining walls
  • Reinforced Earth bridge headstock restraints
  • Slip roads and embankment support