New Jersey Department of Transportation Bridge Scour Evaluation Programby George R. Oliger, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas Inc, West Trenton, United States,
Salim Baig, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade &, Douglas Inc, West Trenton, United States,
Abstract: The New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT's) newly initiated bridge scour investigation program will assess the vulnerability to failure by scour of all existing bridges over scourable waterways. It offers a model to other states as one of the first to apply to the real world, the FHWA's recent technical advisory for scour evaluation. This paper describes preliminary suggestions for useful procedures, specialty software, and weighting methods for quickly identifying priority bridges and bridges that are scour critical.
Subject Headings: Scour | Bridge tests | Forensic engineering | Failure analysis | Bridge failures | Highway bridges | Channel flow
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