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35 SEPTEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® 257 Caroline Street Punxsutawney, PA 15767 800-927-0560 • 814-427-2555 Fax: 814-427-5164 SERVING THE WATER WELL INDUSTRY Serving the Drilling Industry Facts and History y Foundation Structures Inc. nd filled with concrete and reinforcing materials. The main goal of this method is to reduce the potential for vertical movement caused e way down to bedrock, providing a much more stable base for large structures. onstruction of massive bridges. Caisson engineering dates back to at least the 19th century, when it was used to anchor such famous innovation. Because the construction of this bridge was so well-documented, much is known about how the early caisson process ed, pinned to the bottom of the river with granite blocks, go in and excavate the river bottom down to bedrock. ckness (the bends), which was referred to as caisson dismented as suffering from it. The first caisson construction successfully unveiled in 1883, it paved the way for further other innovations in structural engineering, the Brooklyn ere at the time of its unveiling, and for many years after. num decided to march 21 elephants across the Brooklyn a testament to its superior design. th early examples appearing before the 1850s; but the t examples of the use of this type of engineering. caisson engineering, the process was subsequently used orting large structures like skyscrapers, commercial buildtions. Not only is weight more evenly distributed on a grid o persevere long into the future. C&G