For this project, Malcolm Drilling was contracted to perform the drilled shaft work for a bridge replacement over the Sacramento River in Redding, California. In total 28 shafts, 8 feet in diameter and up to a 92 feet deep were required. Due to large cobbles and boulders with diameters up to 2 feet, the installation of a temporary casing was the only viable option. Malcolm employed one of its large oscillator machines to install heavy duty Leffer casing for the full shaft depth. Near the river banks, work was performed from rock pads while most of the shafts were installed from a temporary steel trestle. In addition to concrete integrity testing of each shaft, one full-scale load test was performed ahead of construction using the Osterberg Load test method. Exceptionally good test results enabled the reduction of individual shaft lengths which resulted in overall cost savings for the entire project.
Cypress Avenue Bridge
CASED DRILLED SHAFTS