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Retaining walls (Pdxr)

Definition
Structures used to maintain an elevation differential between the water surface and top bank while at the same time preventing bank erosion and instability. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Embankments and retaining walls (Pdx)
Narrower Terms
Crib walls (Pdxrc)
Earth walls (Pdxre)
Reinforced concrete retaining walls (Pdxrr)
Sheet pile walls (Pdxrs)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Embankments (Pdxe)
Components of embankments and retaining walls (Pdxt)
Related Terms (Associative)
Soil nailing (Fcbysw)