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Geologic interpretation of seismic data relocation of Route 2, Shelburne Falls in Shelburne, Mass.

Open-File Report 50-43-C

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DOI: 10.3133/ofr5043C

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Abstract

In June 1945 a seismic study was made for the projected Halligan Avenue out, stations 364-374, Route 2 relocation in Shelburne, Mass. Nine profiles were run at this time and a report on this work was submitted by James E. Maynard and Rev. Daniel Linehan (file report of July 1945). As a result of a consultation with the State Engineers in August 1948, the proposed center-line of the road was relocated so as to be in a more favorable position. This new location is shown as alternate center-line number 2 on the plan of the seismic transverses. A cut approximately 1600 feet long is planned between stations 364 and 380. The approximate maximum depths of the cut are:


17 feet at station 365

24 " " " 368+50

23 " " " 371+50

12 " " " 372+50

8 " " " 375+00


Between stations 375+80 and 379+50 the depth of the cut gradually decreases from 8 feet to 0 feet. In order to obtain additional information on subsurface conditions at this site, especially along the segment of the relocated center-line where cuts are to be the deepest, a supplementary program of seismic studies was undertaken.


The work was done in October 1948 as a part of a cooperative program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works and the United States Geological Survey.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic interpretation of seismic data relocation of Route 2, Shelburne Falls in Shelburne, Mass.
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
50-43
Chapter:
C
DOI:
10.3133/ofr5043C
Year Published:
1950
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Boston, MA
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
City:
Shelburne
Other Geospatial:
Shelburne Falls