Special Committee on Research and Innovation

AASHTO Liaison
Glenn Page, Associate Program Director, Project Delivery

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Lateral Resistance of Piles behind MSE Walls


Please forward this brief survey to your Structures or Geotechnical engineering office, or those in your state DOT who are responsible for the design of bridge abutments, foundations, and retaining walls.

This survey is connected with the pooled fund study TPF-5(381) on the lateral resistance of bridge abutment piles behind mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is working with a BYU research team, FHWA, and the following state DOTs on this phase of the study: CA, FL, KS, MN, NY, and WI. We are requesting input from all state DOTs regarding current practices for estimating the lateral resistance of bridge abutment piles behind MSE walls.

David Stevens
Project Manager
P.O. Box 148410
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-8410
United States
Phone: United States
E-Mail Address: davidstevens@utah.gov