BRIDGE FOUNDATIONS IN PERMAFROST AREAS: MOOSE AND SPINACH CREEKS FAIRBANKS, ALASKA

Under a joint research project between the Alaska Department of Highways and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, cooperative field observations and tests were conducted during and following construction of the Moose and Spinach Creek bridges, Fairbanks, Alaska. Site investigations and bridge foundation designs of the Alaska Department of Highways, bridge pile installation data, and ground temperature conditions for a one-year period are presented. Two test piles and three anchor piles were installed in close proximity to the Moose Creek bridge and load settlement test were performed. The capacity of a sand-water slurried test pile was less than 10 tons, while that of an adjacent driven pile was about 45 tons. Greater capacities could have been easily achieved by driving the piles to bedrock rather than a specified elevation. To prevent frost heaving of the shallow piles at Spinach Creek an antiheaving soil-oil-wax mixture was employed to a depth of 10 feet.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was co-sponsored by the Alaska Department of Highways and the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    72 Lyme Road
    Hanover, NH  United States  03755-1290
  • Authors:
    • Crory, F E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 266 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM