Soil Investigation Report For Rural Bridge Project in Matara,Galle,Rathnapura,Hambantota & Anuradhapura Districts CBUK

CHAPTER 9 - BRIDGE NO: CBUK 1529 – MANIK KADE BRIDGE

9.1 INTRODUCTION
 One borehole was drilled for the proposed new bridge numbered as CBUK 1529 to be
located at Ellegola, Thissa road to Katharagama road in Hambantota district.

 BH 01 was drilled at right bank side and BH 02 was drilled at left bank side. The locations
were selected by the Client. Location plan of the boreholes is attached with this report.

 The values of the Standard Penetration Tests observed in the field are given in the attached
borehole log.

 The river bed levels were around 1.40m and 1.60m below the existing ground surface of
BH-01and BH-02 respectively.

 The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate sub-surface conditions and design a
suitable foundation for proposed new bridge.

9.2 BOREHOLE STRATIGRAPHY
Soil types encountered for different depths of the borehole are as follows as per BS 5930-
1999, British Standards for Site Investigation:

 In BH 01, Yellowish brown to reddish brown clay with fine to medium sand (Earth Fill)
was encountered from the surface to 0.40m depth; yellowish gray stiff clay with fine to
medium sand was from 0.40m to 2.60m depth; grayish yellow hard clay with fine to
medium sand was from 2.60m to 4.40m depth; boulder (Granitic Gneiss) was from 4.40m
to 4.60m depth and completely weathered rock was from 4.60m up to the rock level which
was at 7.80m depth. The Borehole was terminated at the depth of 8.80m after drilling
1.00m through the rock. Ground water level was encountered at 1.40m depth from the
surface.

 In BH 02, Reddish brown fine to medium sand with clay (Earth Fill) was encountered
from the surface to 0.50m depth; yellowish brown to yellowish gray very stiff clay with
fine to medium sand was from 0.50m to 3.60m depth; yellowish gray hard clay with fine
to medium sand was from 3.60m to 4.90m depth and completely weathered rock was from
4.90m up to the rock level which was at 8.10m depth. The Borehole was terminated at the
depth of 8.10m. Ground water level was encountered at 1.30m depth from the surface.

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CR and (RQD) of BH-01 Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt. it is concluded that the overburden can be modeled by successive layers as indicated below.80 Biotite Gneiss - Table 9. Thalangama North.1.80 – 8. 929/18. For the Site Investigation.40 – 4.2 .80 55 00 Table 9. (m) SPT(N) 1 0.) Ltd.Soil Investigation Report For Rural Bridge Project in Matara.Galle.Rathnapura.2.80 Completely weathered rock >50 5 >7.60 – 7.3. Rock coring in the borehole had given the following results for the Core Recovery (CR) and Rock Quality Designation (RQD): Borehole No Depth (m) CR (%) RQD (%) BH .40 Residual soil 22 3 4.Successive Layers of BH-01 Ground water level was encountered at 1.01 7. Layer Position Layer description Average No. 011 2077900. Malabe.40 – 4. 9. Hotline: 011 3093377. Kahandawala Road.1 and Figure 9. No. . Fax: 011 2077845 . In the table below.1.3 GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN PARAMETERS Bridge and Site Investigation Details  The proposal is to construct a new Bridge numbered as CBUK 1529 to be located at Ellegola.1 .60 Boulder - 4 4. one borehole was drilled at the abutment locations..00 – 0. At Right Bank Side Borehole Identification: BH-01 Sub-surface profile: From a study of the borehole log.Location of BH 02 9. The positions are measured from a zero datum at the top of the borehole. as shown in Figure 9.2 .Hambantota & Anuradhapura Districts CBUK Figure 9.40 Filling - 2 0. Thissa road to Katharagama road in Hambantota district.Location of BH 01 Figure 9.40m depth from the surface.

Layer Position Layer description Average No. Hotline: 011 3093377. No.3 . it is concluded that the overburden can be modeled by successive layers as indicated below.50 – 2.Successive Layers of BH-02 Ground water level was encountered at 1.60m.3. At Left Bank Side Borehole Identification: BH-02 Sub-surface profile: From a study of the borehole log. the measured SPT values. '= 29 420 15000 4 Completely weathered rock >50 c' = 10 kPa.50 Filling - 2a 0. and experience with similar sub-surface conditions.10 Basement rock - Table 9. Fax: 011 2077845 .00 Residual soil I 12 2b 2.30m depth from the surface. In the table below.90 Residual soil II 30 3 4. '=38 1500 >25000 Table 9.00 – 0.Soil Investigation Report For Rural Bridge Project in Matara.) Ltd.Foundation should be placed below the boulder level which is the depth of 4.10 Completely weathered rock >50 4 >8.2.90 – 8.Rathnapura.40m to 4. .. SPT(N) parameters (kN/m2) 2 Residual soil 22 c' = 8 kPa. 929/18. Thalangama North. Kahandawala Road.4 . Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt. 9. the recommendations for the geotechnical design parameters for the founding layer are given in the table below. Malabe.Geotechnical design parameters of BH-01 Note :.Galle. (m) SPT(N) 1 0. 011 2077900. The positions are measured from a zero datum at the top of the borehole. Ultimate Elastic Layer Layer description Average Shear strength Bearing Modulus Capacity (kN/m2) E No.Hambantota & Anuradhapura Districts CBUK Recommendations for geotechnical design parameters Based on the visual observation of the soil samples collected.00 – 4.

Kahandawala Road. Geo.Galle. MGS (SL) Managing Director / Engineering Geologist Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt. Nishantha Hikkaduwage B. Ultimate Elastic Layer Layer description Average Shear strength Bearing Modulus Capacity (kN/m2) E No.Sc.Hambantota & Anuradhapura Districts CBUK Recommendations for geotechnical design parameters Based on the visual observation of the soil samples collected. Fax: 011 2077845 .G. 929/18.) Eng. No. '=30 530 20000 3 Completely weathered rock >50 c' = 10 kPa.) Ltd Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt..Rathnapura. SPT(N) parameters (kN/m2) 2a Residual soil I 12 c' = 6 kPa.5 . Malabe.. (Dip. the recommendations for the geotechnical design parameters for the founding layer are given in the table below. '=27 290 10000 2b Residual soil II 30 c' = 10 kPa. the measured SPT values. P.Geotechnical design parameters of BH-02 ………………………………….Soil Investigation Report For Rural Bridge Project in Matara. 011 2077900. Hotline: 011 3093377. '=38 1500 >25000 Table 9. Thalangama North. and experience with similar sub-surface conditions.) Ltd.

90m 3.MANIK KADE BRIDGE IN HAMBANTHOTA DISTRICT To Ellegoda Tree 4.60m River Bed Not to scale .40m Coconut Tree Kubuk Tree To Thissa BH 02 BH 01 Cross section RB Level: 1. LOCATION PLAN FOR BRIDGE NO: CBUK 1529 .40m RB Level: 1.10m Electricity Post 9.50m BH 01 Existing Bridge To Katharagama BH 02 (6th mile post) 5.

80 8.Weathered Rock Borehole terminated at the depth of 8.Disturbed Sample LOGGED BY: P.60 2.40m CHECKED BY: Eng.80 7.40 m BORE HOLE NO : BH 01 (Bridge No.00 -4.0 -2.H.00 HB >60 7.0 -4.M. CL 4.Madusanka V .00 10. R CR % % FI .00 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Yellowish brown to reddish brown clay with fine to 0.0 -8.Hammer Rebounding .80 8.60 Boulder (Granitic Gneiss) FI.24/01/2017 SYMBOLIC LOGS STANDARD PENETRATION TEST SOIL SYMBOLS SOIL SAMPLES ELEVATION DEPTH (m) m (MSL) DESCRIPTION OF MATERIAL N PENETRATION TEST VALUES DEPTH VALUES 0.Highly Fractured -8.00 -0.00 KEY : REMARKS : R .00 RQD BIOTITE GNEISS.0 29 -6.0 15 32 Grayish yellow hard CLAY with fine to 17 -3.000 0. CBUK 1529) DEPTH OF DRILLING : 8.0 -7.00 D/S 6 14 RB 8 2. (Earth Fill) Yellowish gray stiff CLAY with fine to medium SAND.Geologist Dilum Wanigasekara BOREHOLE LOG 1 of 1 .0 -10.00 disintegrated in to blackish gray very WR Depth (m) dense sand.00 2 D/S HB >60 ROCK LEVEL -7.00 -2.No Penetration advice.40 D% RQ CR % -4.Rock WR .0 -9.40 0.80 55 Nil 9.40 medium sand.Ground Water Level .Highly Fractured R 10 Nil COMPLETELY WEATHERED ROCK 5. 21 Traces of mica.0 -5.00 medium SAND. 1.40 4.River Bed Level DRILLED BY: A.H.0 6 -1.2" E DATE : 24/01/2017 .60 13 D/S 3. CL 1.80 m : Manik Kade Bridge in Hambanthota GROUND ELEVATION : Existing ground level as zero LOCATION District DRILLING MACHINE : YWE Boring Machine DRILLING TYPE : Rotary Hydraulic COORDINATES : 06˚19'38.Sathsara D/S .60 4. D/S 6. RB .80 m according to the Client's HB .Soil Investigation Report for Rural Bridges Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd PROJECT : Soil Investigation for Rural Bridges in Hambanthota District CLIENT : Foresight Engineering (Pvt) Ltd RIVER BED LEVEL : 1.6" N. 081˚15'42.

6" N.Ground Water Level . 081˚15'42. CL 4 -1.0 -10.Soil Investigation Report for Rural Bridges Geo Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd PROJECT : Soil Investigation for Rural Bridges in Hambanthota District CLIENT : Foresight Engineering (Pvt) Ltd RIVER BED LEVEL : 1. 1.00 Depth (m) COMPLETELY WEATHERED ROCK WR disintegrated in to blackish gray very dense sand.90 4. CBUK 1529) DEPTH OF DRILLING : 8.6" E DATE : 24/01/2017 . HB >60 -6.60 3. 21 D/S 6.Hammer Rebounding .10 m : Manik Kade Bridge in Hambanthota GROUND ELEVATION : Existing ground level as zero LOCATION District DRILLING MACHINE : YWE Boring Machine DRILLING TYPE : Rotary Hydraulic COORDINATES : 06˚19'34.00 -3.10 8.24/01/2017 SYMBOLIC LOGS STANDARD PENETRATION TEST SOIL SYMBOLS SOIL SAMPLES ELEVATION DEPTH (m) m (MSL) DESCRIPTION OF MATERIAL N PENETRATION TEST VALUES DEPTH VALUES 0.000 0.60 CL 4.0 -7. 17 D/S 16 34 18 -4.30m CHECKED BY: Eng.0 CLAY with fine to medium SAND.0 -5.0 1 27 26 -3. 0.00 7.River Bed Level DRILLED BY: A.Geologist Dilum Wanigasekara BOREHOLE LOG 1 of 1 .00 19 D/S 3.0 Yellowish gray hard CLAY with fine to -4.00 10.10 m according to the Client's HB .50 Yellowish brown to yellowish gray very stiff 1.0 -8.H. RB .50 (Earth Fill) -0.10 8.Weathered Rock Borehole terminated at the depth of 8.00 9.00 KEY : REMARKS : R .H.No Penetration advice.00 0.0 19 Traces of mica.60 m BORE HOLE NO : BH 02 (Bridge No.Sathsara D/S .Madusanka V .90 5.0 -2.Disturbed Sample LOGGED BY: P.00 medium SAND.M.0 -9.00 1 D/S HB >60 ROCK LEVEL -8.00 D/S 6 14 RB 8 2.Rock WR .00 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Reddish brown fine to medium sand with clay.