CONCRETE PAVEMENTS IN SWAMPS

A METHOD OF SUPPORTING A CONCRETE PAVEMENT OVER A SWAMP ON PILING IS DESCRIBED. LOCATED ON ROUTE 342 BETWEEN HERTFORD AND ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THE ORIGINAL PAVEMENT WAS BUILT ON A LOG MAT COVERED WITH GRAVEL. AFTER THE SLAB HAD SUBSIDED 3 TO 4 FT., BORINGS WERE MADE WHICH SHOWED 24 FT. OF PEAT, 13 FT. OF QUICKSAND, 3 FT. OF SOFT MARL, 10 FT. OF QUICKSAND AND 11 FT. OF SOFT MARL. THE CONCRETE SLAB WAS THEN PLACED ON PILING DRIVEN TO FIRM FOOTING. PILES WERE SPACED AT 6 TO 12 FT. CENTERS. THE ARTICLE SHOWS A PHOTO OF CONSTRUCTION, ALSO A PLAN AND PROFILE OF SLAB, CONICAL SUPPORTS, BEAM CAST MONOLITHICALLY WITH SLAB, AND SPACING OF PILING. COSTS WERE $7.81 PER SQ. YD. OF CONCRETE PAVEMENT.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Concrete Highways

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Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 4

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  • Accession Number: 00231408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 1:59AM