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Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12

비탈면 보강 시스템 - Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12 2017

Rolled cable net (S4-250) / Cable Net drape with DELTAX® G80/2 mm wire mesh backing

비탈면 보강 시스템 - Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12 2017

Antiquated, traditional cable nets being replaced

비탈면 보강 시스템 - Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12 2017

Upsized and redundant support rope infrastructure. The support rope and flexible wire rope cable anchors were made of 1-1/8" ropes having 130 kip ultimate strength.

비탈면 보강 시스템 - Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12 2017

System is less than one year old and has taken a beating, according to WSDOT personnel. It's reported that the mesh and the rope and hardware infrastructure is holding up well.

비탈면 보강 시스템 - Cascade Mountain, US Highway 12 2017

Detail of olled Cable Net and DELTAX® after the impact

 

설치 년도

2017

Situation

US Highway 12 is the Southern most pass that crosses the Cascade Mountain in the state of Washington, USA.  Numerous slopes near White Pass are active rockfall areas.  They have been mitigated over the decades with many solutions including numerous draped mesh systems composed of traditional cable nets.  One such antiquated cable net drape at MP 152 was draped across a rockfall chute and in 2017 was destroyed by severe rock and snow slides.  The Washington Department of Transportation decided to update the system with the stronger and improved Rolled Cable Nets (S4-250).

Geology

White Pass Scenic Byway and was featured in Newell Campbell’s geologic road guide (1975) (Fig. H-1). The byway passes through one of the most scenic and geologically interesting areas in Washington. There are tens of volcanic centers that range in age from earliest Miocene to Pleistocene. Late Paleozoic/Mesozoic sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks, glacial deposits, and large active landslides are also exposed along the way. The Russell Ranch Formation is exposed near MP 148 along US 12. The Russell Ranch unit includes marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks that are at least in part of Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous age (~145–130 Ma).  Numerous Quarternary landslide and talus Deposits are also 

From INFORMATION CIRCULAR 107 (Pringle, et al.)

Description

Geobrugg worked with the Washington Department of Transportation assisting them in creating a robust Rolled Cable Net drape. The updated drape included upsized and redundant support rope infrastructure. The support rope and flexible wire rope cable anchors were made of 1-1/8" ropes having 130 kip ultimate strength.  The Rolled Cable Nets (S4-250) being 30 % stronger than the nets being replaced were chosen as they performed well in another nearby installation. Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction, Inc. performed scaling at the site and quickly installed the large Rolled Cable Net panels.

Customer

Washington State Department of Transportation

Engineering

Washington State Department of Transportation

Contractor

Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction, Inc.

Protected object

Road

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