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Bridge Piling

Bridge Piling Pipe

Greens Bayou Pipe Mill supplies structural steel pipe for bridge piling in various sizes, wall thicknesses, and finishes for bridge piling applications. Our bridge foundation steel pipes are manufactured per API 2B, API RP2A, and AWS D1.1 requirements, unless otherwise indicated, from flat steel gradually rolled and welded into the finished size and shape.

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Bridge Piling Pipe

What Are Bridge Pilings?

A bridge piling is a post that acts as a leg or support for a bridge, creating a foundation for the bridge using steel pipes. Also called pile bridges, they are driven or hammered into the soft soils beneath the bridge until the pile reaches a hard layer of compacted soil or rock.

These pilings support many types of bridges. Examples include: 

  • Arch Bridges
  • Bream Bridges
  • Cantilever Bridges 
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Cable-Stayed Bridges
  • Tied-Arch Bridges 
  • Truss Bridges 

High loads and pressures require quality fabrication 

Bridges are depended upon to connect communities. Consequently, bridge pilings must withstand extreme stresses for extended periods. Our bridge piling pipes will fit, form, and function as intended. 

Longitudinal seams are welded using efficient and precise automated submerged-arc welding, or SAW, processes. The sides of plates fed through the rollers curl toward each other, forming a cylinder. Filler material is passed along the edges, on the inside and outside diameters, joining them together.

After assembly, the circumferential weld is performed. We have an extensive catalog of welding procedures to cover many types of materials and designs.

SAW is a pressure-free process. A blanket of granular fusible material shields the arc. The benefits of this welding technique are: 

  • High Weld Quality 
  • High Deposition Rate
  • Deep Weld Penetration 
  • Smooth Finished Weld
  • No Spatter

Custom structural pipe services

Acquiring structural steel pipe in the desired condition may require additional processing, which calls for transiting in-process material between service providers. With Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, that’s not the case. We offer a suite of value-added services under one roof, streamlining your supply chain. 

  • Assembly
  • Non-Destructive Testing, or NDT
  • Post-Weld Heat Treatment 
  • Coating
  • Load Out 

Ensuring complaint pilings 

An independent inspection agency checks welds for nonconformities. Any relevant indications found are documented by type and location before the pipe returns to the welding area for repair. 

Subsurface and surface NDT methods can be performed per any ASNT recommended practice or AWS, API, ASTM, and ASME standard. Customer-supplied NDT procedures are also welcome. Typical types of inspections performed include: 

  • Radiographic Testing, or RT
  • Ultrasonic Testing, or UT
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection, or MPI
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection, or LPI 

Versatile pile bridge distribution 

As a top foundation pipe piles supplier, Greens Bayou Pipe Mill can deliver finished products to your end destination using any transit mode. Our team works with you to come up with an optimal shipping solution, whether it’s by: 

  • Truck
  • Rail
  • Vessel

We’re located at the convergence of Greens Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, which connects directly to the Gulf of Mexico.

Work with us

Greens Bayou Pipe Mill is a leading processor of structural steel pipe for bridge applications. We’re renowned for reliability, repeatability, and flexibility, which result from superior processes and procedures.

We offer standard lead times and ensure that the process is as smooth as possible 

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