Investigation of Existing Foundations under Consideration for Reuse

The objective of this research project is to evaluate different methods for investigating the condition and load capacity of existing foundations. The objective will be achieved by comparing investigation techniques for two bridges in Southeast Missouri that are slated for replacement by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in 2017. The results of the investigations will be compared with “ground truth” values provided by load testing the existing piles and subsequently exhuming them to assess their condition.