Evaluation of Alternative Abutment Piling for Low Volume Road Bridges

The objective of the proposed project is to study the strength and bearing capacity of helical piles as well as piling driven with vibratory equipment. This project would develop design guidance, construction methods, acceptance criteria, and include development of training on design and construction using these alternative pile systems for local roads. The Research Plan includes the following: Task 1. Literature review on alternative pilings and pile driving systems; Task 2. Conduct a survey of state departments of transportation (DOTs) and private industry; Task 3. Assessment of the identified alternatives; and Task 4. Final Report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 600


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Project Managers:

    Goetz, Vanessa

  • Principal Investigators:

    Shafei, Behrouz

    Phares, Brent

  • Start Date: 20170101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645253
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 600, TR-718
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2017 3:52PM