The Interstate 10/US 59 interchange near downtown Houston is touted as one of the busiest highway intersections in the state. Widening US 59 at this intersection was no easy task for TxDOT — due to the cities’ growth surrounding the interchange. The design called for large diameter deep foundations (to support single columns) in very tight locations. A. H. Beck was the successful bidder due to their experience and highly productive equipment for installing large diameter shafts with the high water table and soft coastal soils found at the site.
A. H. Beck manufactured a 500 horse power drill attachment, mounted on a 165-ton crane, to install the 108” diameter shafts with depths of 140’ deep in these tight areas.
ENGINEER: Texas Department of Transportation