Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The Olmsted Locks and Dam project consists of new twin 1200-foot locks and dam located on the Ohio River near its confluence with the Mississippi River. The site of the locks and dam presents some unique geotechnical challenges. A major landslide on the Illinois bank, artesian groundwater conditions, significant seismic considerations, and the design of the pile foundation and the construction cofferdams presented major challenges to the design engineers. The geotechnical investigations and the design considerations involved in this project are discussed.

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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Overview of Geotechnical Issues Involved in the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project

St. Louis, Missouri

The Olmsted Locks and Dam project consists of new twin 1200-foot locks and dam located on the Ohio River near its confluence with the Mississippi River. The site of the locks and dam presents some unique geotechnical challenges. A major landslide on the Illinois bank, artesian groundwater conditions, significant seismic considerations, and the design of the pile foundation and the construction cofferdams presented major challenges to the design engineers. The geotechnical investigations and the design considerations involved in this project are discussed.