Settlement and Deformation Response of a Bridge Footing on a Sloped Fill

by Guy Y. F?lio, (M.ASCE), Natl Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada,
Gunther E. Bauer, Natl Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments


The problem of settlement of spread footings located within or near granular slopes has been investigated in the laboratory using a large testing facility. Based on these results, footings for a prototype bridge abutment were dimensioned. The settlement behaviour of the abutment was monitored over 18 months. The results are given and discussed.

Subject Headings: Bridge abutments | Footings | Slopes | Foundation settlement | Structural settlement | Soil settlement | Granular materials

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