ANALYSIS OF BRIDGE COLLISION INCIDENTS - VOLUME I
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.
- The U.S. Coast Guard's Research and Development technical representative for the work performed herein was L.J. Olson.
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- Dayton, R B
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 415 p.
- TRT Terms: Bascule bridges; Bridge design; Bridges; Casualties; Crash causes; Crash data; Crashes; Human error; Inland waterways; Lift bridges; Loss and damage; Maneuverability; Repairing; Statistics; Structural design; Swing bridges; Towboat operations; Water transportation crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge collisions; Bridge repairs; Casualty data; Collision statistics; Inland waterways accidents; Tow maneuverability
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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