Earth retaining structures
The Reinforced Earth® solution has been used for more than 50 years to build structures adjacent to waterways. Reinforced Earth® MSE walls for rivers and waterways resist the combined forces of water and impact of debris mobilized by strong currents. Reinforced Earth® walls are combined with proper backfill materials to ensure adequate drainage, especially if the structure is subjected to sudden rapid drawdown and natural tide levels. Our wide choice of soil reinforcement materials, both geosynthetic and steel allows our solution to be used for all types of water conditions including fresh, brackish, and saline.
River and waterway crossing solutions
For crossing rivers and waterways, bridges are essential civil-engineered waterway structures. TechSpan® is a cost effective precast concrete arch solution for this application. The combination of TechSpan® arches and Reinforced Earth® structures allows the design of arch bridges and conveyance structures that blend into the environment. TechSpan® structures are used to construct bridges, hydraulic passes, material and water conveyance tunnels, and other hydraulic works in single or multiple spans.
Many soils near waterways are prone to erosion. GeoMega® is an alternative and durable MSE wall solution for rivers and waterways for erosion protection. This is a high-strength MSE wall specially developed for protective applications.