Using Helical Piles in Bridge Foundations

(2024) Using Helical Piles in Bridge Foundations. Transportation, Department of


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This project investigated helical pile foundation implementation for bridges, resulting in this design and construction guide. The simplicity and speed of helical pile installation, along with the ability to work within areas of limited size with smaller, more maneuverable equipment, can accelerate the construction of bridge structure foundations. This guide provides bridge engineers and designers with direction and specifications for this substructure foundation option, which can be advantageous on any bridge project, but particularly for low-volume roads where budgetary considerations tend to be a specific priority. This guide includes many useful design specification reference tables and also useful construction and installation documentation tools as examples and as table forms that can be used for helical pile bridge foundations

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: ABC foundations—accelerated bridge construction—bridge design—bridge substructures—deep foundations—helical pile contracting—helical pile foundations—helical pile installation—low-volume bridges—structural engineering
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 47905
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Research
Deposited On: 19 Feb 2024 21:10
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 21:10