Project Description

Geotechnical investigation for U.S. Route 50 Bridge over Tanners Creek in Dearborn County, Indiana. The design and analysis included seven spans bridge that span over Shipping Street, Central Railroad of Indiana, the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District’s flood control levee and Tanners Creek, steel shell encased concrete piles (pipe piles), mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, a conventional cantilever concrete retaining wall, modular block walls, conventional earth embankments, and modification of the existing subsurface materials by installing “rammed aggregate piers” (also known as “Geopiers”) required due to potentially excessive settlement in the 20 ft of fill exists below areas of relatively high retaining walls and conventional earth embankments