Video: Drilled shaft construction on Arizona DOT Project

ADOT put together a great little video embedded below that shows the construction of a drilled shaft foundation, or caisson as they are also known, for a bridge on the Loop 303 project in Surprise, AZ. The foundations shown are 88-feet deep and the rebar cage weighs in at about 20,000 pounds. The hole takes around 80 cubic yards of concrete to fill (that’s 8 concrete trucks). The video shows the fabrication of the cage, drilling the hole, and picking up and lowering the cage. My favorite part is the perspective of the video taken from the top of the cage as it is picked up and lowered, very cool. [Source: ADOT Blog]