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The design of remedial works to the Dharan–Dhankuta Road, East Nepal

R. P. Martin
R. P. Martin
Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Department, Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, China
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January 01, 2001


Parts of the Dharan–Dhankuta Road in East Nepal were seriously damaged by the Nepal earthquake of 21 August 1988 and subsequently by a locally intense monsoon storm on 12 September 1988. Detailed field mapping was carried out at several of the worst-affected hill sections of the road. The purpose of the mapping was to establish the nature and local extent of earthquake, and subsequent landslide, rockfall and erosion damage as a prerequisite for the design of road remedial works. A full account of the work is given by Roughton & Partners (1988). This is an example of post-construction stage land surface evaluation using the five-stage classification of mountain road projects proposed by Fookes et al. (1985).

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Geological Society, London, Engineering Geology Special Publications

Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice

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January 01, 2001




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