Morath BR8010 drilling crawler shines during restoration of 300-year-old bridge
Location: 87776 Sontheim, DE
Executing construction company: D&K Spezial Tiefbau GmbH & Co. KG
Drilling depth: Micropiles with a length of 12 metres each
Drilling system and type: Ischebeck 76/56 Ø175 with HB200 GD200 hammer drill
The Morath BR8010 drilling crawler has once again demonstrated its impressive capabilities, this time in the restoration of a listed bridge over the eastern Günz river. The dedicated team from D&K Spezial Tiefbau GmbH & Co. KG successfully renovated an 18th century bridge that was founded on oak piles and no longer met the requirements of modern traffic.
The specialised personnel from D&K Spezial Tiefbau drilled through the two existing bridge piers, including the foundations, without core drilling and placed them in the deeper, load-bearing subsoil. The Morath BR8010 crawler drill was used, and its performance was impressive. The resulting slurry backflow was extracted at the borehole using a peristaltic pump and pumped into a skip on the riverbank.
The restoration only took 7 days, including the assembly and dismantling of the auxiliary bridge construction by the experienced locksmith and crane team from D&K Spezial Tiefbau. A step towards sustainable and efficient construction work that will secure this bridge connection over the eastern Günz for centuries to come.