oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The foundations for the new railway station, Cape Town

Volume 8, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The writer is particularly interested in the results of the drilling into the decomposed Malmesbury shales, as he has recently encountered a similar problem at a bridge site in Paarl. Here too the dip of the rock is nearly vertical, and a considerable thickness of weathered material is found over the solid rock. Much of this weathered material shows the near vertical laminated structure of the parent rock.

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