- Ballast Nedam
- Suriname River, Suriname
- Bridge and collision piles
- PBA 810
The Carolina Bridge cross the Suriname River near the village of Redi Dati some 50 km south of the capital city Paramaribo.
The bridge has a total length of 204 m divided in 2 spans. The foundation design consists of foundation piles of the bridge pier in the river to support the bridge and foundation piles of the eastern and western abutment.
Drilling in the jungle of Suriname
The bridge pier is protected with a collisions construction. In the past there where several bridges hit in the fast streaming Suriname river by boats.
For this project we used our PBA 810 drill rig. We could use one diameter BHA for all the piles. For drilling the middle pier and the collision construction we operated from a barge.