Replacement of Middle Bridge Road Bridge No. 14 – South Kingstown RI

Photo 1Client: R.P. Iannuccillo and Sons Construction Co.
70 Calverly Street
Providence, RI
Completion Date: 2004
Total Project Value: $2,800,000

Relevant Project Features:

  • Prepared Engineering Submittals and Plans and Specifications for conducting a 360 ton static load test
  • Utilized materials already owned by Contractor to develop a cost effective pile load test frame
  • Prepared and stamped the Pile Load Test report

RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by R.P. Iannuccillo and Sons Construction Company of Providence, Rhode Island to prepare engineering submittals associated with the installation of 24-inch-diameter pre-cast concrete foundation piles for the Replacement of Middle Bridge Road, Bridge No. 14. This project included designing a pile load test frame, pile analyses, Wave Equation Analyses (WEAP), and conducting a 360 ton static load test.

middleRTG worked closely with R.P. Iannuccillo and Sons Construction Company to develop a cost effective pile load test frame. Based on their available materials, RTG utilized timber cribbing and concrete blocks to design the load frame and provide a 360 ton reaction to jack against. Jacking was accomplished using a 500 ton hydraulic jack, and measurements of pile displacement and load were measured by RTG during the test.

The load test was performed in accordance with the Rhode Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Constriction using the so called “Quick Test”. RTG was responsible for all aspects of the test, including test set-up, reading the dial gauges, and taking back-up pile displacement readings using their Nikon Total Station. Following the test, RTG prepared and stamped the load test report, and estimated the allowable pile capacity using Davisson’s criterion.

The new Middle Bridge Road Bridge was completed by R.P. Iannuccillo and Sons Construction Company for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, and opened in the spring of 2004. During this project, RTG was retained by R.P. Iannuccillo and Sons Construction Company to provide similar engineering services on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s I-195 Advanced Embankment Construction Project.