An Investigation of the Supports of a Water Main

by Roy J. Elam, Elam & Popoff Engineering, Associates, Glen Rock, NJ, USA,
Bradford R. Elam, Elam & Popoff Engineering, Associates, Glen Rock, NJ, USA,
Dorairaja Raghu, Elam & Popoff Engineering, Associates, Glen Rock, NJ, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pipeline Infrastructure

Abstract: Two 48 inch (1. 22 m) diameter cast iron pipes constructed 50 to 70 years ago form a major part of the potable water transmission system of Atlantic City. For the most part of their length, these lines are exposed and traverse along the surface of a tidal marsh. The support structures for the two lines consist of concrete pile cap cradles supported by wood piles. The advanced age of the facility has resulted in a certain amount of deterioration to the elements of the support structures. An inspection program was undertaken to evaluate the structural integrity of the system and to propose suitable remedial measures to correct any deficiencies.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Concrete piles | Wood piles | Water pipelines | Support structures | Cast iron | Urban areas | New Jersey | North America | United States

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