Some vital components of pre-stressed bridge

Pile foundation and pile cap

Pile foundations are the inherent part of a structure that is utilized to bear and transmit the load of the structure to the bearing ground situated at some depth underneath ground surface. The major elements of the foundation are the pile cap and the piles.

The piles belong to long and slender members which transmit the load to deeper soil or rock with extreme bearing strength to get rid of shallow soil of low bearing strength. The prime materials applied for piles are wood, steel and concrete.