The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


The canvas covered area is the location of a soil nail wall. These walls are used to stabilize the slide prone earth and are partially buried once they are completed. A wire mesh is pinned to the soil with long tieback rods, and then concrete is sprayed onto the mesh to create the wall. The retaining wall at the top is a standard pile and panel wall. These walls are placed uphill of the Laurel Creek bridge columns to make sure no landslide will threaten these piers. Photo taken in May 1999.



 John Lansford
20 July 1999