Digital Photograph: Temporary Repairs to Retaining Wall in Ripon Street, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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14 Jul 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 14 July 2011 showing the temporary repairs made to the retaining wall in the middle of Ripon Street. The temporary wall replaces two sections of red stone wall which collapsed in the June 2011 Earthquake. It is made from stacked concrete cubes with coarse fill and the top is covered with black plastic sheeting.
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Many of Lyttelton's retaining walls sustained earthquake damage and the process of rebuilding those owned by the Christchurch City Council is being managed by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT). Work on the town’s retaining walls is expected to take until 2015 to complete with the replacement walls designed to withstand future earthquakes. One of the engineering features being incorporated is the use of ground anchors to tie the wall to the slope behind by drilling horizontally into the hillside then filling the hole with reinforcing and a cement grout which is then secured to the wall.
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Ripon Street
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