The History of Caisson Drilling

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The history of caissons is long and storied, beginning more than a century ago. Today, it has changed the way we engineer bridges and buildings.

Caisson drilling is a process by which open chambers are created under water or in the earth in order to reach soil or bedrock that is stable enough to support a massive structure above, such as a bridge or a large building. In this way, concrete (or other materials) can be used to fill in… Read more »