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Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

One of the completed Rockfall Impact Attenuator Systems

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

Rockfall source high above the installed Rockfall Impact Attenuator System

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

Rockfall Impact Attenuator System post installation using crane

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

The hybrid drapery solution during construction

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

TECCO® G80/4 mesh panels connecting using seaming ropes

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

Another completed Rockfall Impact Attenuator System

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

Low visual impact of the completed solution showing the real Rockfall Impact Attenuator Systems Advantage when made out of high tensile steel

Proteção contra desprendimentos - Clackamas Highway, Oregon, OR224 2015

Rockfall Impact Attenuator System blending in with the natural environment

 

Sistemas

 

Comprimento do sistema

393 m

 

Ano de instalação

2015

Situação inicial

The Clackamas Highway (OR 224) is an expressway that passes through hilly farmland to the city of Estacada, OR, continuing southeast into the Mount Hood National Forest, ending to the small community of Ripplebrook. In September of 2014, a wildfire named Pit 36 broke out growing quickly and burning 5500 acres of the steep heavily timbered slopes (The Oregonian 9.15.14). Already near vertical highway rock cuts along OR 224, combined with freshly burned and exposed ground were perfect conditions for high rockslide and landslide potential. 

Not a short two months after the fire two rockslides dumped 350 cubic yards of material across both lanes of Highway 224 near milepost 35 forcing residents and loggers to take a 1-1/2 hour detour (The Oregonian, 11.10.14).  After an emergency clean-up of the rockslides the highway was reopened awaiting permanent rockfall mitigation measures to be implemented. Engineering Geologists from the Oregon Department of Transportation investigated the slopes and evaluated the rockfall hazard for a permanent mitigation strategy.  

Descrição

Through the design process Geobrugg provided technical support on various flexible rockfall mitigation systems.  The Engineering Geologists from the Oregon Department of Transportation chose to mitigate future rockfall with the use of an Attenuator Hybrid Rockfall Barrier System.  

The Rockfall Impact Attenuator Systems supplied on this project utilizes GBE-500A post and rope infrastructure supporting TECCO® G80/4 [mm] mesh that drapes down to the safe runout zone at the toe of the rock slope. As specified in the projects plans, two attenuator hybrid rockfall barriers were installed as a part of this project.  One system is 300 feet long, with 4 meter tall posts, having an approximately 80 feet long TECCO® mesh draped tail. 

The second system was much longer at 987 feet in length and was customized with three system heights at 4 meters, 6 meters, and again dropping down to 3 meters.  Specialized posts were developed in order to transition between the various system heights in a continuous manner, optimizing post spacing and rope layouts. The draped TECCO® mesh tails on these systems are up to 100 feet long terminating nominally 10 feet above the toe of the slope.

The attenuator hybrid rockfall barrier systems are fully compliant with Buy America requirements for steel being made from steel forged and manufactured in the United States. 

  

Promotor

Oregon Department of Transportation

Empreteiro

Oregon Department of Transportation

Contratante

High-Tech Rockfall Construction, Inc.

Objecto protegido

Estrada

Proteção contra a corrosão

Galvanizado, GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING

O seu contacto local

Kevin H. Coyle
 

Kevin H. Coyle

Regional Manager Northeast

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Engenharia Hidráulica
Geobrugg North America, LLC,3 Beaudet Terr,Columbia CT 06237 / Estados Unidos Regional Manager Northeast

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Saleh Feidi
 

Saleh Feidi

Regional Manager California

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Engenharia Hidráulica
Geobrugg North America, LLC,8921 Emperor Ave.,San Gabriel, California 91775 / Estados Unidos Regional Manager California

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John Kalejta
 

John Kalejta

Regional Manager Central US

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Engenharia Hidráulica
Geobrugg North America, LLC,3215 67th Avenue Pl,Greeley CO 80634 / Estados Unidos Regional Manager Central US

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Bob Lyne
 

Bob Lyne

Regional Manager Southeast

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Engenharia Hidráulica
Geobrugg North America, LLC,8004 Windspray Drive,Summerfield NC 27358 / Estados Unidos Regional Manager Southeast

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Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
   

Pierce Runnels

General Manager Geobrugg North America

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,22 Centro Algodones , Civil Engineer General Manager Geobrugg North America

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Tim Shevlin
 

Tim Shevlin

Sales Director

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Geobrugg North America, LLC,Salem OR 97302 / Estados Unidos Sales Director

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