The devastating record floods in southern Arizona during October, 1983, damaged or washed out entire bridge structures. One such bridge across the Santa Cruz River just north of Tucson survived the flood intact, except that one interior pier was completely washed out, causing a severe deflection in the continuous steel girder and concrete deck superstructure. Recommendations for repair were limited due to the project's physical constraints. The missing pier had to be replaced without disturbing the remainder of the bridge and repairs had to be done quickly since detours were nearly 50 miles for the public, commerce and the local school district.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Brown, J D
    • Zwickl, K D
  • Publication Date: 1984-5

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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Bridge piers; Deflection; Floods
  • Uncontrolled Terms: Replacing
  • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; I24: Design of Bridges and Retaining Walls; I53: Construction of Bridges and Retaining Walls;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM