Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

The paper deals with the permanent protection of piers No. 8 and 9 of the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. The bridge was built in the 14th century to the order of Emperor Charles IV. The bridge has damaged several times during the past 650 years, mainly by flood. Deeply founded and adequately resistant envelope around the foundations of both piers was designed. The envelope consists of the steel micropiles in combination with jet-grouted columns, which were both retracted into the bedrock. Another type of envelope made of Larssen sheet piles was designed for both upstream and downstream pier shank toes.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Reconstruction of Pier Foundations of the Charles Bridge in Prague

Arlington, Virginia

The paper deals with the permanent protection of piers No. 8 and 9 of the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. The bridge was built in the 14th century to the order of Emperor Charles IV. The bridge has damaged several times during the past 650 years, mainly by flood. Deeply founded and adequately resistant envelope around the foundations of both piers was designed. The envelope consists of the steel micropiles in combination with jet-grouted columns, which were both retracted into the bedrock. Another type of envelope made of Larssen sheet piles was designed for both upstream and downstream pier shank toes.