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We have a project with a precast concrete crib retaining wall that was
installed in the 1970's.  I remember using them in the 1970s and 1980s but
have not heard anything recently.  Are they still used?  This one has a bulge
and we are looking at replacing it.  Has anyone seen technical papers or
evaluated an existing wall before?  

Thanks for any information.

Gary W. Loomis, P.E., Senior Structural Engineer
Master Engineers and Designers, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl [mailto:astaneh(--nospam--at)ce.berkeley.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:01 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; 'Fred Boettler'
 

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