Mooring Bridge Caissons During Construction Using Jetted-In Driven Plate Anchors

Safaqah, Osama A.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2013
Driven plate anchors can be used to hold in place large bridge caissons during floating construction. Their small size and simple method of installation make them a very cost effective alternative to other direct-embedment, gravity, and drag anchors. The geotechnical design of plate anchors involves the anchor geometry, embedment, drivability, and proof testing. This paper describes the experience gained with plate anchors used during construction of the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge. For this project, the anchors had to be driven in dense to very dense sands, and had to resist large forces from 7-9 knot currents.
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