Most of the bridges in the Southwest Pacific Area bases have been of pile bent
construction and much trouble has been caused by flash floods washing out the abutments of these bridges.
The use of precast bent caps and columns instead of CIP concrete for the 44 pile bents
and 25 two-column bents resulted in substantial savings for both overall schedule and cost, they add.
While the contractor was waiting for the cedar to arrive, he built the two pile bents
and the gabion abutments.
The substructures consist of timber pile bents
with reinforced concrete pile caps.
The seventh example is a 219-m, 10-span, prestressed girder bridge with open pile bents
and a design acceleration of 0.10 g.
The relieving platform located next to the 14th Street Consolidated Edison facility has pile bents
extending back under the FDR Drive for about 150 ft.
main originally installed on wood pile bents
at the Marley Creek crossing was discontinued due to numerous leaks from corrosion.