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Engineering geology of San Francisco Bay, California

Parker Davies Trask and Jack W. Rolston
Engineering geology of San Francisco Bay, California
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (September 1951) 62 (9): 1079-1110

Abstract

The principal engineering problems that confront the geologist in San Francisco Bay are the strength of foundations, settlement of ground due to imposed load, stability of side slopes, support of piles, and source of borrow sand for fills. Work on the design of foundations for proposed new crossings of San Francisco Bay has shown that each geologic formation has more or less consistent characteristics with respect to these engineering problems. The geologist thus can facilitate the work of the engineer by advising him as to the engineering properties of the rocks and sediments in areas between bore holes or excavations, even though the bore holes may be several hundred feet apart.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 62
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Engineering geology of San Francisco Bay, California
Pages: 1079-1110
Published: 195109
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-031070
Categories: Areal geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N37°25'00" - N38°00'00", W122°30'00" - W122°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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