New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Caissons

Patterson, R. Bruce
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 11
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2004
The New Tacoma Narrows Bridge is a classic suspension bridge founded on concrete caissons. Caisson construction was complicated by the proximity of the existing bridge piers, only sixty feet away. High capacity plate anchors were used successfully to moor the new caissons in currents as strong as seven knots during construction.
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