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The “plastic bridge”: a low-cost, high-impact solution to address climate risk

20 Mar 2017, WB

Traditional bridge construction requires the installation of piles for the foundations of abutments. But there is another promising solution: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) abutments. These have has a higher level of seismic resilience and allow for rapid construction of bridge abutments using locally available materials.



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