ANALYSIS OF BRIDGE COLLISION INCIDENTS, VOLUME II
This report is the second volume is the investigation of towboat collisions with bridges on the inland waterway and western rivers. Volume I was a review and analysis of casualty reports. Volume II supplements and completes the casualty research by technical interviews with experienced towboat captains and pilots. The primary cause of bridge collisions is identified as lack of control in high water and swift current. The lack of control situation is very briefly analyzed to indicate that there are certain combinations of tow size and current speed that can be very critical. Five bridges are studied in detail including navigation procedures for making the bridge passage safely. The bridges at Berwick Bay (Morgan City) are analyzed and current high water regulations are evaluated.
Operations Research, Incorporated1400 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD United States 20910
- Dayton, R B
- Publication Date: 1976-12
- Pagination: 384 p.
- Volume: 2
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Crash investigation; Crashes; Inland waterways; Rivers; Ship pilotage; Statistics; Towboats; Water transportation crashes
- Old TRIS Terms: Bridge collisions; Collision statistics; Inland waterways navigation; River navigation; Towboat collisions
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00156823
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
- Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-118-76 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-31446A,TO22
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1977 12:00AM