In 1981 the Saudi-Arabian/Dutch joint-venture Bandar Ballast Nedam International received the order for the construction of a 25-km-long highway concrete structure between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. To support the bridge substructure, cylindrical prestressed concrete piles were specified with an outer diameter (OD) of 3,50 m and a wall thickness of 350 mm, placed in predrilled holes. The piles of a length up to 38 m consist of sections of a maximum length of 6 m. Maximum pile weight is 313 t. Each bridge pier consists of two piles, set at an average spacing of 50 m. The bridge superstructure is designed as Gerber-girders and generally consists of two separate concrete box girders for each direction with a construction height of 2,50 m and a width of 12,5 m.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Donnelley (Reuben H) Corporation

    466 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Weber, W
    • Vogts, H-P
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 37-39
  • Serial:
    • World Construction
    • Volume: 37
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Donnelley (Reuben H) Corporation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM