Watch for: a simulation of the landslide, the creation of a stable incline up to the fracture point, and then the placement of hundreds of bolts into the fracture, forming a grid-like effect.
The video provides a view of the I-40 rockslide project set in the geographic terrain of the Pisgah National Forest. The video begins with a view of Interstate 40 as it winds along the Pigeon River gorge, shows the rockslide happening, shows rock debris being hauled away last month, and then ends with an illustration showing where steel rock bolts will be installed to shore up the mountainside.
The second video shows more of the stabilization efforts, giving more visual emphasis to the hundreds of bolts (many of which will be more than 100 feet long) that will be drilled into the mountainside above the road.
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