April 28, 2017

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MSE Wall Constructed at Huffaker Narrows Bridge

Dear Stakeholder:

A mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall is under construction at Huffaker Narrows Bridge. The wall will retain backfill material for the bridge approach, and create a smaller approach footprint versus sloping-back the fill. This smaller footprint equates to less fill material placed in the floodway and more room for flood waters to spread out. The wall, at its highest peak, will be 25-feet-high and is 120-feet-long.

The aesthetic design of the wall was selected by the project’s Community Working Group (CWG). The CWG was comprised of a diverse group of citizens representing community-wide organizations and neighborhoods to develop community-based decisions on the project throughout the design process.


Photographic rendering of Huffaker Narrows Bridge once completed. The MSE wall is visible on the left side of the image.

For more information, please call the project hotline at (775) 789-9832 or email Info@SouthEastConnector.com. For additional information and to sign-up to receive updates visit SouthEastConnector.com

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