JACK-UP PLATFORM SINKS UK'S BIGGEST DRIVEN PILES

Brief details are given of the piling operations during the construction of the 29-span, composite plate girder ouse bridge, near Goole, Yorkshire, part of the m62 motorway. The ground conditions of the flood plain favored the use of reinforced concrete step taper-type driver piles for the 26 approach spans of the bridge. The end-bearing piles were driven using a steel mandril; they are designed to take high lateral forces, contain reinforcing bars, and use high slump concrete which does not need vibration. Large diameter piles are being driven under water for the 3-span river section. 1.53m diameter steel tubed piles are being driven to a depth of 20m. The first 10m of soil inside the casing is removed by high pressure jetting and pumping and is replaced by high slump concrete containing 40mm diameter reinforcing bars. 50x50mm shear rings are welded into the casing, and are used to transfer the vertical load from the concrete to the pile casing. /TRRL/

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  • Accession Number: 00083330
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM