Mining Subsidence Effects on Transportation Facilities

by C. J. F. P. Jones, Univ of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England,
T. D. O'Rourke, Univ of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper


This paper presents case history information about mining subsidence effects on transportation facilities, including bridges, pavements, and culverts. Most of the field observations pertain to longwall coal mining in the United Kingdom, with commentary on how these experiences may apply to U. S. practice. Mining subsidence deformations are discussed in relation to the lengths of affected structures. The structural responses of arch, simply supported, continuous and cantilever/suspended span bridges are discussed. Observations of the performance of corrugated steel and reinforced concrete box culverts are described. Recommendations for preventative and remedial measures are given.

Subject Headings: Land subsidence | Coal mining | Case studies | Mines and mining | Culverts | Dynamic structural analysis | Pavements | Deformation (mechanics) | United Kingdom | Europe

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