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Brian:

Mr. Feather, as usual, is correct.


The RR tie walls with rebar anchors never hold up over time.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:PFeather(--nospam--at)se-solutions.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:23 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Timber retaining wall (railroad tie)

The proper approach is soldier pile and lagging.  Use WT section and set
the ties behind the flanges, then pin the ties with rebar at two third
points.  Will last a long time this way, and dead-men are not required.


Paul Feather PE, SE
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
www.SE-Solutions.net
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian [mailto:bsh117(--nospam--at)yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:11 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Timber retaining wall (railroad tie)

Hi all!

I've been asked by my boss to design a railroad tie
retaining wall, however, I can't find much information
on how to actually design this system.  I understand
that you connect the ties together with long spikes or
rebar and you place deadmen occassionally into the
retained soil.  However, I can't find any actual
design information.  I would appreciate any input that
you may have.

Thanks!

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