Design, Construction, and Load Testing of a High Capacity Caissonby Edward C. Demsky, St. Louis District Corps of, Engineers, United States,
Bruce H. Moore, St. Louis District Corps of, Engineers, United States,
Abstract: This paper describes the large diameter caisson foundation for the upstream guidewall at the Lock and Dam No. 26 (Replacement) Project. The guidewall is supported on two rows of 6-foot (1.8-m) diameter concrete filled caissons. This paper describes the philosophy and design decisions leading to unique caisson design. The construction success and problems for the load test caisson is discussed.
Subject Headings: Caissons | Load tests | Load bearing capacity | Dam foundations | Locks (dam) | Construction management | Load factors | Rivers and streams
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