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cross tie retaining wall repairs

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I have a decent size timber retaining wall that was built on the property prior to my arrival. It is approx. 10 yrs. old. The highest point is about 6' - 6-1/2'
In one section about 1/3 of the way up is a rotted timber. I need to remove this thing and replace with better timber.
I thought about using a bobcat and attach eyebolts to the timber just above rotten one. Attach chains and slightly lift wall enough to remove pressure. Cut old spikes with sawzall and remove old and slide in the new. Does this make sense. Any suggestions would be great. Love to hear different angles on tackling this project. I can post a pic if need be.

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There is 1 short piece about 2 foot and then a solid overtop the bad timber. Could maybe anchor some lumber up and down the face of the wall (like studs) above the bad timber and hook onto those which would allow enough upward pressure to slide in the replacement. I will try to post a pic tomorrow if I can get time.
I moved this post to landscape forum
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