CUTTINING OFF THE CAP, SEVERING THE TIE BEAM, AND CUTTING THE PILING AT MUD LINE TAKES ONLY 30 MINUTES PER BENT
A major heavy highway road construction contractor, north of Dallas, Texas, needed to remove an existing bridge structure once the first phase of the bridge replacement project was opened to traffic. Coastal cut the 30 inch pilings just below the pile cap, removing the pile cap as one piece. Next, by rigging the shearer vertically, the cutter was lowered 15 foot below the water line and locked onto the tie beam. After making the 30 x 42 inch tie beam cut, the shearer was returned to the barge and rigged to the horizontal position to make the final two 42 inch cuts at mud line, removing the remaining two pilings on the bent, including the severed tie beam. Coastal averaged 20 cuts per day and was completely finished removing the 21 bents in six days. When time is money, Coastal Pile Cutters International, LLC is the best option for removing bridge pilings quickly and safely. We look forward to quoting your next piling removal project.
Positioning the shearer for tie beam cuts
Removal of piling and half of tie beam
Click on You tube video below to see the piling removal process including half of the submerged tie beam.