Load and Resistance Factors for Earth Pressures on Bridge Substructures and Retaining Walls

The objective of the research is to develop recommended load and resistance factors for foundations and retaining walls for possible inclusion in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Lateral, vertical, and surcharge earth loads are to be investigated.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $250000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 12-55

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Beal, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    D'Appolonia Ground Technology Incorporated

    275 Center Road
    Monroeville, PA  United States  15146-1541
  • Principal Investigators:

    Withiam, James

  • Start Date: 20010417
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20040114
  • Source Data: RiP Project 5708

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01459507
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 12-55
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:05PM