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Title: Investigation of bituminous cold mixes for the protection of upper river banks
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: Bituminous materials
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: The Waterways Experiment Station was authorized to investigate the possibility of using bituminous cold mixes for upper bank stabilization as one phase of a comprehensive program covering several phases of the use of asphalt for riverbank protection. The program, prepared as a "Plan of Test," was approved in part by 1st Endorsement, dated 12- November1948, to basic letter from the Waterways Experiment Station, dated 23 October 1948, to the Mississippi River Commission, subject "Investigation of Bituminous Materials for River Bank Protection." The "Development of Cold Mixes" under the "Upper Bank Protection" phase of the Plan of Test was an approved item. This investigation was conducted by the Flexible Pavement Branch, Soils Division, Waterways Experiment Station. Levee paving using bituminous cold mixes in the Memphis District was observed by Experiment Station personnel. The Mississippi River Commission provided general over-all guidance. Mr. W. K. Boyd, former chief of the Flexible Pavement Branch, was active in planning and conducting the investigation. Engineers of the Waterways Experiment Station actively connected with the study were: Messrs. W. J. Turnbull, c. R. Foster, J.M. Griffith, o. B. Ray, and E. C. Meredith. This report was prepared by Mr. Meredith.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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