WAVE FORCES ON CAUSEWAY-TYPE COASTAL BRIDGES

A 1:24 scale model of the Bay St. Louis, Mississippi bridge was used for the determination of lift and drag forces and rolling moment caused by normal incidence waves. The bridge was damaged by Hurricane Camille in 1969. The Bay St. Louis Bridge is a causeway-type, four-lane bridge of beam and slab construction. Pairs of lanes are structurally separated. Wave forces and moment were determined separately for the seaward and landward pairs of lanes. Thirty pages of design curves are presented in dimensionless form for scaling to prototype dimension. The study was made more applicable to other bridges of similar geometry by varying the height of the bridge deck above the bay bottom. Results predict observed anchorage failure in the Bay St. Louis bridge.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762-9546

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Water Research and Technology
    Washington, DC  United States  20460
  • Authors:
    • Denson, K H
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OWRT-A-118-MISS(1)
  • Contract Numbers: DI-14-34-0001-8026
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM