This report is Volume One of a two part study of river towboat collisions with bridges. The study is devoted to a review of accidents during the period Fiscal (FY) 1970 through 1974. During this time there were 811 accidents at bridges resulting in $23,153,000 in damage and 14 fatalities. The purpose of this study is to investigate bridge accidents by studying accident reports, waterway characteristics, bridge configurations, environmental conditions, and any other information which might be helpful in defining the problem. Certain bridges were selected for detailed investigation based on numbers of accidents during the sample period. It was not intended to study all problem bridges. It was intended to concentrate on a selected bridge sample to determine what problems are unique to each bridge and what problems are common between bridges, if any.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development technical representative for the work performed herein was L.J. Olson.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Operations Research, Incorporated

    1400 Spring Street
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
  • Authors:
    • Dayton, R B
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 415 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-77-76 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-31446-AT018
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM