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

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Published: July 2019

Section 47 Earth Retaining Systems

4-4701 General

Earth retaining systems include mechanically stabilized embankments, reinforced concrete crib walls, Type 6 retaining walls, and alternative earth retaining systems. For guidance on earth retaining systems, refer to Bridge Construction Records and Procedures manual. For guidance specific to mechanically stabilized embankments, refer to Bridge Construction memo 145-8.0, “Mechanically Stabilized Embankment Wall Construction Checklist,” in Structure Construction’s 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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