Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

A large and complex landslide in marine shales is impacting the approach roadway and a 4600-ft long bridge carrying U.S. Route 212 over the Oahe Reservoir at Forest City, South Dakota. After extensive investigation and analyses it was determined that the main landslide could be remediated by unloading the slide using a large cut through the escarpment located upslope from the bridge. Although moving with the main slide, the 900- foot long approach embankment is failing in directions differing from the main slide. Preliminary study indicates that the independent slides within the approach embankment can be stabilized by stone columns or reinforced concrete dowels. Partial remediation has been achieved by the installation of stone columns around the embankment toe.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Forest City Landslide

St. Louis, Missouri

A large and complex landslide in marine shales is impacting the approach roadway and a 4600-ft long bridge carrying U.S. Route 212 over the Oahe Reservoir at Forest City, South Dakota. After extensive investigation and analyses it was determined that the main landslide could be remediated by unloading the slide using a large cut through the escarpment located upslope from the bridge. Although moving with the main slide, the 900- foot long approach embankment is failing in directions differing from the main slide. Preliminary study indicates that the independent slides within the approach embankment can be stabilized by stone columns or reinforced concrete dowels. Partial remediation has been achieved by the installation of stone columns around the embankment toe.