By April of 2015, the contractor for Arizona DOT’s US 89 Landslide Stabilization project will have move over 1 million cubic yards of material to build a massive stabilizing berm. They are using CAT 773 haul trucks to move material, equipment more commonly seen in mining applications. Check out the video!
A large landslide has closed SR 14 east of Cedar City, Utah. UDOT expects that the road will be closed for up to 2 weeks for cleanup and to ensure that the slope is safe. Boulders up to an estimated 20 tons are now blocking the road and will likely need to be blasted down to a smaller size. A UDOT spokesman interviewed on the video shown after the break estimate the size of the slide at 700 to 800-ft long and 10 to 12-ft thick.
Access into the Bingham Canyon Mine pit has been restored for the first time since the mega landslide moved 165 million tons of material. Rio Tinto has moved 14 million tons of that material to […]
Dr. Dave has a nice post about rapid drawdown slope failures and he ties it in to a neat video (below) of the removal of the Condit Dam in Washington state. The video shows some […]