What is a soil nail?

A soil nail is a type of slope reinforcement. It allows steeper slopes by installing reinforcing bars that are drilled into the ground face and a concrete (shotcrete) installed to stabilize the soil. In this instance, the soil nail wall will be installed behind the abutment face to remove the lateral load on the abutment and allow for the installation of micropiles to support the bridge rather than full piles. Recently, the City has seen this application at the new Lofts development, 6th Street Station Development, and the teacher housing at Cardiff Mesa.

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1. What is the project schedule?
2. What traffic impacts will I see as a commuter?
3. How will this impact river use on the Roaring Fork?
4. Why isn't South Bridge being built before the 27th Street Bridge replacement?
5. How much traffic goes over the bridge?
6. How much will this project cost?
7. What is a pier?
8. What is an abutment?
9. What is a micropile?
10. What is a soil nail?