Case Study

Made By AMERICAN: Strong-As-Steel Support For New Topsail Island Bridge

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
Made By AMERICAN: Strong-As-Steel Support For New Topsail Island Bridge
A temporary trestle allowed crane access for pile installation, starting from each end of the future bridge’s footprint and meeting in the middle. Visible in the background is the Surf City swing-span bridge that will be decommissioned after the new bridge is opened.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is building a new, high-rise bridge to span the Intracoastal Waterway in Surf City, replacing a 1950s era swing-span bridge that has come to the end of its efficient service life in Pender County. Buried under the waters of the new Topsail Island Bridge is AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe. While AMERICAN’s spiral-welded steel pipe is most often used in water delivery, it also excels as drilled shaft casing pipe used in the formation of cast-in-place concrete piles.

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company