Civil Engineering - Highway Engineering - Discussion


The wall constructed for the stability of a back filling portion of a road on the down hill side, is known as

[A]. retaining wall
[B]. breast wall
[C]. parapet wall
[D]. all the above.

Answer: Option A


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Soumik said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
Breast walls are constructed always in a Hill side.

Manish said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
I think answer should be breast wall. The retaining wall is constructed to retain earth pressure.

Annie said: (Jan 31, 2017)  
Breast is correct answer.

Anil said: (Jun 29, 2017)  
Yes, answer is breast wall.

Roy said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Retaining wall is constructed at upstream of a road formation whereas breast wall is constructed at its downstream. So answer is option B.

Garry said: (Jan 21, 2018)  
No given answer is correct.
Breast wall used for cutting stability.
Retaining wall used for backfill stability.

Akshay Patidar said: (Jun 3, 2018)  
Breast Wall: Constructed for the stability of an excavated portion of Road on the hill side.

Retaining Wall: Constructed for the stability of a backfilling portion of a road on the downhill side.

Augustine Ar-Ef said: (Oct 8, 2018)  
Thankyou @Akshay.

Uddipan said: (Nov 25, 2018)  
Since it says Down hill. So retaining wall is the correct answer. Breast wall is for up hill side.

Pawan said: (Jun 20, 2019)  
Thanks @Garry.

Dheeraj said: (Feb 27, 2020)  
Retaining wall.
Breast wall.
Butress wall.
Paraphet wall.

Jignesh said: (Mar 30, 2020)  
Retaining wall _ = Retain filling.

Breast wall = Retain Natural Ground.

Pramit said: (May 5, 2020)  
Right, Thanks @Garry.

Henchoi Phom said: (Jun 16, 2020)  
Thank you @Akshay.

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