Check out this dramatic photo of an excavator that toppled down a hill in Wellsley, MA adjacent to a commuter rail line. According the WickedLocal.com article, the operator was working at a construction site on a hillside where several retaining walls were being constructed. Photo by Jim Walker of Wicked Local.
A retaining wall failed along the A13 autobahn in Schonberg, Austria. Few details are available at this point, but the wall did fall onto a passing truck, killing the driver. Snowmelt was likely a factor […]
A drilled pier wall is an example of a retaining wall that you might use when global stability or bearing capacity considerations preclude you from a shallow foundation for a conventional retaining wall. In this […]
Another case study from RetainingWallExpert.com, this one for the failure of a 38-ft high geogrid-reinforced modular block MSE retaining wall. They note that the failure of the retaining wall follows their typical recipe, ‘Just Add […]