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I drive by an extreme retaining wall every day on the 405 here in Los Angeles, around the Westchester/West LA area.  Caltrans built about a 30 or 40 foot high wall a few years ago, (if I recall, it was a shotcrete wall).  Now I see that they are apparently adding some significant retrofit reinforcing to it.


Anyone know what happened?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ganesh Thia [mailto:gastrtr(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 4:44 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Retaining wall extremes


Dear All,

Can you please share some experiences in the EXTREMES of design of cantilever or gravity retaining walls that you may have desiged...especially with respect to geometry

(height, shear keys) and any soil or loading conditions...


Thanks in advance