A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES TO PREVENT SHIP COLLISIONS WITH SELECTED DRAW/LIFT BRIDGES

The collision of an ocean going freighter with the Sidney Lanier Bridge in 1972, and subsequent collisions between ships and bridges spanning the State's navigable waterways led the Georgia Department of Transportation to fund this study to determine if an electronic sensor can be developed to warn of an impending collision between a ship and a bridge before impact. It was concluded that a radar warning system could be designed and built that would diminish the possibility of future collisions with the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick, Georgia. A radar sensor, computerized signal processor, ship's pilot display and bridgetender's display system for the purpose of collision avoidance is detailed in this report. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Georgia Dept. of Transportation, Atlanta.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  USA 

    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  USA  30308
  • Authors:
    • Greneker, E F
    • Miller, T M
    • Eaves, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM