Category:611 Embankment Protection
Where integrity of the embankment is vital or in areas subject to damaging hydraulic forces, extra protection of the embankment is needed. Embankment protection may be accomplished by using rock blanket, rock fill, revetment, concrete slope protection or gabions. On most projects, rock blanket is the economical method of protecting the embankment around grade separation structures and bridge ends, around culverts and to protect stream banks. A typical embankment configuration is shown on Embankment at Bridge Ends. In urban areas, the project core team may decide that concrete slope protection is appropriate for specific aesthetic reasons. Other types of protection such as masonry construction may also be appropriate if funded by local jurisdictions, enhancement funds, or other non-department sources.