Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

In the area of "AKTEA", a summer-housing estate 36 Km away from the city of Athens, a great landslide affected the stability of a semi-bridge, constructed in 1980 for the widening of the nearby national road. Preliminary studies carried out before the semi-bridge construction and after the observed damage of most of the houses in the uphill area, favoured the existence of a very superficial creep affecting however the one or two storey buildings of the summer-housing estate. After the semi-bridge construction, instability phenomena continued in an increasing rate and a more systematic geotechnical investigation revealed definite landslide movements (instead of a superficial creep) in a depth 2.5 to 4.0 metres below the foundation level of the piers of the semi-bridge and in a depth 6-8 m below the road level. This paper describes details of the above landslide, the investigations carried out and the remedial measures suggested.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Slope Stability Problems Related to a Semi-Bridge Construction

In the area of "AKTEA", a summer-housing estate 36 Km away from the city of Athens, a great landslide affected the stability of a semi-bridge, constructed in 1980 for the widening of the nearby national road. Preliminary studies carried out before the semi-bridge construction and after the observed damage of most of the houses in the uphill area, favoured the existence of a very superficial creep affecting however the one or two storey buildings of the summer-housing estate. After the semi-bridge construction, instability phenomena continued in an increasing rate and a more systematic geotechnical investigation revealed definite landslide movements (instead of a superficial creep) in a depth 2.5 to 4.0 metres below the foundation level of the piers of the semi-bridge and in a depth 6-8 m below the road level. This paper describes details of the above landslide, the investigations carried out and the remedial measures suggested.