Audubon (JJA) Bridge Construction Update

I have been too busy to post more photos from my trips to New Roads, LA in the fall to help Steve with the work at the Audubon Bridge project.  It has been a flurry of activity as they worked to finish installing, tip-routing, and load testing all of the shafts in the river (done … Continue reading Audubon (JJA) Bridge Construction Update

John James Audubon Bridge, New Roads, Louisiana

(Photo credit: enr.com) Project Officially Completed February 27, 2012. Download DBA Project Summary Sheet – JJA Bridge Dapp, S.D. and Brown, D.A. (2010). “Evaluation of Base Grouted Drilled Shafts at the Audubon Bridge”, GeoFlorida 2010, Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, ASCE, pp1553-1562. Geo-Florida 2010 presentation by Dr. Steve Dapp. … Continue reading John James Audubon Bridge, New Roads, Louisiana

Audubon Bridge and US 90 Bridge Updates

DBA’s work on the John James Audubon Bridge in Louisiana continues to move forward.  We have submitted our reports for the main river piers that include the recommended designs for post-grouted drilled shafts.  Test shaft construction is scheduled for late August or early September for an Osterberg Cell (O-Cell) load test. Driving of indicator piles … Continue reading Audubon Bridge and US 90 Bridge Updates

Dr. Steve Dapp…in Taiwan!

During a recent trip to Taiwan, Steve had the opportunity to participate in a lecture on base grouted drilled shaft foundations.  He was invited to speak at a meeting of the Chinese Taipei Geotechnical Society (CTGS), also known as the Taiwan Geotechnical Society (TGS), by Dr. Prof. San-Shyan, Lin, National Taiwan Ocean University (current president … Continue reading Dr. Steve Dapp…in Taiwan!

A Foundation Engineering Trip Down the Mississippi River

Dan recently played the part of storyteller at the Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference  (STGEC) 2010 conference in Charleston, West Virginia when he gave the lunch presentation on the conference’s first day.  He took the audience on a trip down the Mississippi River from a foundation engineer’s perspective, talking about several bridges that DBA has … Continue reading A Foundation Engineering Trip Down the Mississippi River

Geo-Florida 2010 Papers posted

    Papers by Dan, Steve, and Tim that were included in the GeoFlorida 2010 conference have been uploaded to our Publications page.  Dan and Steve co-authored a paper on the test program of the base grouted drilled shafts for the Audubon Bridge.  Tim co-authored a paper with Willie NeSmith of Berkel and Company Contractors, … Continue reading Geo-Florida 2010 Papers posted