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Re: Counterfort Retaining Walls

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Bowles recommends counterfort spacing of 0.3 to 0.6H; H should be between 20 an 25 feet for the wall to be economical. 
Winterkorn & Fang recommend counterfort spacing of 0.33 to 0.5H.
Steve Gordin SE
Irvine CA
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Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 6:49 AM
Subject: Counterfort Retaining Walls

Is there a general rule of thumb for the length and spacing of counterforts
on a counterfort retaining walls?

David Finley
M. David Finley, P.E., P.A.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025