NCDOT Conducts Second Pile Test at Bonner Bridge (USA)

N.C. Department of Transportation engineers today are analyzing the data gathered yesterday from underwater surveys and the first of two pile tests to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the sand placed in the area where erosion occurred at the Bonner Bridge.

Carolina Bridge Company Inc. is conducting a second pile test today that also will be used in the evaluation. Once engineers are able to analyze all the data and fully assess the bridge’s safety, the department will determine the best path forward for reopening the bridge.

According to NCDOT Division 1 Engineer Jerry Jennings, the timeframe for reopening the bridge could be within about a week or up to 90 days, depending on the findings of the assessment and timeline for repairs.

Approximately 30,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped during the weekend from the main navigation channel of the Oregon Inlet to the location at Bent 166 underneath the Bonner Bridge where scour, or the erosion of sand from bridge pilings, caused NCDOT to close the bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Press Release, December 13, 2013

 

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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