Scour and Safe Bridges: Advancing the State of the Practice

Stream instability, long-term stream aggradation or degradation, contraction scour, local scour, and lateral channel migration or erosion cause 60% of all U.S. highway bridge failures. This article provides an overview of scour and summarizes findings from a range of research projects that have improved standards, guidance, and countermeasures for preventing the destabilizing effects of scour.

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  • Authors:
    • Keaton, Jeffrey R
    • Lagasse, Peter F
    • Arneson, Larry A
  • Publication Date: 2014-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 37-42
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 291
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01527850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 29 2014 10:29AM