Foundation Reuse and Enhancement: A Viable Option for Bridge Widening and Replacement Projects

by Frank Jalinoos, (M.ASCE), Research Engineer; McLean, VA,,
Mohammed A. Mulla, P.E., Assistant State Geotechnical Engineer; Raleigh, NC,,
Vernon R. Schaefer, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor of Civil Engineering; Ames, IA,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 3, Pg. 52-57

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The transportation system in the U.S. includes over 607,000 bridges for grade separations, interchange configurations, and stream crossings. As governmental entities embark on the rehabilitation and rebuilding of our nation's transportation infrastructure, increasingly the prospect of foundation reuse and/or enhancement arises. When reconstructing bridges and other structures along existing alignments, it's natural to wonder if the existing foundations can be reused. In fact, during various workshops and sessions held as part of the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) annual meeting from 2014-2016, attendees have indicated strong interest in the topic of foundation reuse.

Subject Headings: Bridge foundations | Existing buildings | Interchanges | Rivers and streams | Government | Rehabilitation | Infrastructure | Alignment


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