OBSERVATIONS ON THE CAUSES OF BRIDGE DAMAGE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK DUE TO HURRICANE AGNES

This paper evaluates the performance of bridges subjected to a major flood, determines the adequacy of design standards based on bridge performance, and recommends revisions to design standards where inadequacies are apparent. Hurricane Agnes caused severe flooding in Pennsylvania and New York, and several bridges and highways that were damaged by the floods in those states are discussed. The two major causes of bridge damage were scour at abutments and piers and impacting debris.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 20-36
  • Monograph Title: Highways and the catastrophic floods of 1972
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022657
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM