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Foundations The piers of the main spans are founded on cast in situ cylinders which were constructed in open excavations except at the main tower pier no. 3 where a temporary cofferdam was required. The abutments are founded on precast concrete piles. Ismail. I. Al-Bayah and D.J. Lee
The paper describes the design and construction of Adhamiyah Bridge over the River Tigris in Baghdad. Of steel construction acting compositely with a concrete deck, the cable-stayed bridge is the first of this type to be erected in the Middle East. D.J. Lee and A. Wallace
Extract from CP2004 Code of practice for foundations: 7.5 Bearing capacity and test loading 7.5.1 Bearing capacity of a pile. The bearing capacity of a pile is dependent on the size, shape and type of pile and on the properties of the soil in which it is embedded. The ultimate bearing capacity is the load at which the resistance of the soil becomes fully mobilized . . . Dennis Waite