oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Remediation of cut slopes and retaining structures in Huis River Pass : geotechnical engineering

Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Huis River Pass has a long history and a geological beauty that was first opened to the public in 1897 by the Divisional Councils of Ladismith and Calitzdorp. As with most of South Africa's older mountain passes, the cut rock slopes have deteriorated with time, increasing the frequency of rockfalls and the need for road closures.

In the early 1960s, a new surfaced pass was designed by Kantey & Templer Consulting Engineers. Mr Basil Kantey, one of the founding members of the firm, played an integral part in the selection of four areas along the route where reinforced concrete retaining structures were constructed.

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