The 10-Mile Slide and Response of a Retaining Wall to Its Continuous Deformation

  • Renato MacciottaEmail author
  • Tommaso Carlà
  • Michael Hendry
  • Trevor Evans
  • Tom Edwards
  • Paolo Farina
  • Nicola Casagli
Conference paper


Open image in new window The 10-mile Slide has a volume of about 750,000 m3 and is sliding on a through-going shear surface at velocities up to 10 mm/day. Its importance is associated with the location of a highway and a railway line within its boundaries. Risks posed to the railway were managed through monitoring and running patrols in front of trains, and a pile retaining wall was installed immediately downslope from the tracks to prevent deformations caused by loosening of materials associated with the slope deformations and delay the retrogression of the landslide. Displacement measurements of the piles have monitored the response of the wall as the landslide retrogressed upslope from the railway track. This paper presents a brief description of the 10-mile Slide geologic context, its kinematics, mechanism, and evolution followed by a presentation of measured response of the retaining wall as the landside retrogressed.


Landslide retrogression Retaining wall Displacement monitoring 



The authors acknowledge the Canadian National Railway and the Railway Ground Hazards Research Project for facilitating this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Macciotta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tommaso Carlà
    • 2
  • Michael Hendry
    • 3
  • Trevor Evans
    • 4
  • Tom Edwards
    • 5
  • Paolo Farina
    • 6
  • Nicola Casagli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  4. 4.Canadian National RailwayKamloopsCanada
  5. 5.Canadian National RailwayEdmontonCanada
  6. 6.Geoapp S.R.LAcademic Spin off University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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