Chapter 4: Construction Details, Section 47: Earth Retaining Systems

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Published: May 2021

Section 47 Earth Retaining Systems

4-4701 General

Earth retaining systems include mechanically stabilized embankments, Type 6 retaining walls, and alternative earth retaining systems. For guidance, refer to Structure Construction’s Section 47, "Earth Retaining Systems," of the Bridge Construction Records and Procedures Manual, Vol. 2, available at:

4-4702 Payment

For the basis of measurement and payment, refer to the appropriate sections of the special provisions and Standard Specifications.

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