A Study on the Foundation Design for a Bridge in India

Mohammad Adil Dar, A.R. Dar, Jayalakshmi Raju, Shazia Shafi Bhat, Saqib Fayaz

Abstract


Bridges are one of the important civil infrastructures constructed to bridge the depressions along the alignment of roads, irrigation canals, water supply pipes etc. Without the proper foundation the bridge may not perform properly or, more importantly, fail. Bridges often require deep foundations. This paper focuses on the design of pile foundation for a bridge constructed in the southern part of India. It also presents the hydraulic parameters, structural design of the pile and pile cap and estimation of the same. This design is based on the Indian codes of practice.


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