DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE ACCROSS BASSEIN CREEK

Details are given of the difficulties encountered during construction of the 555 meter long prestressed concrete, box-girder bridge across Bassein Creek near Ghodbunder, Bombay. Beside describing the usual difficulties of tilts and shifts in the foundation caissons, and the methods of their rectification, the article outlines the solutions adopted to solve special problems of very heavy tilts and leakage joints in concrete well steinings. In order to get over the difficulty of non-availability of roller bearings in time, the special arrangements made for constructing the decking of the bridge at a higher level than designed and subsequently lowering it on the roller bearings when they were received are also detailed. Difficulties usually encountered in the cantilever method of construction are discussed. /TRRL/

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • Phadke, R P
    • Shenolikar, G M
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 87-137
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 293
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM