The foundations of a bridge are of critical importance. Not only must they support the entire weight of the bridge, they are also required to withstand dynamic loads, and be resistant to earthquakes. Over the past few decades, upscaling the sizes of bridges and their foundations has become necessary due to heavier traffic and increasing traffic flow.
Large diameter piles
For IHC IQIP, large diameter piles are common practice. Offshore, we have vast experience driving the biggest monopiles with a diameter of up to eight meters. We’ve taken this experience onto dry land, and are capable of driving any pile size required with our wide range of hammers and sleeves. Our S-800 Hydrohammer is used frequently for bridge foundation works all over the world. One of the biggest hammers ever supplied for a bridge foundation project is the S-2000 Hydrohammer.