COMPILATION OF SCOUR DATA BASED ON CALIFORNIA BRIDGE FAILURES

This report presents a preliminary effort to assess and review the data that can be obtained from the existing files of a large state highway department (California, in this case) regarding bridge pier scour. Scour data from twelve bridge sites were obtained from the California Department of Transportation and flow data were obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey, the California Department of Water Resources and the Ventura Flood Control District. At least half of the twelve cases provide significant scour data that can be used for rough bridge scour analysis. Detailed recommendations for further field investigation on bridge scour are also included. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Resources Development Consultants, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 606
    Fort Collins, CO  USA  80521
  • Authors:
    • Shen, H W
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76-142 Final Rpt., FCP 35H1-132
  • Contract Numbers: P.O. 5-3-0135
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM