Bridge Scour Prediction Methods Applicable to Streams in Pennsylvania

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by Dennis Johnson, Penn State, Univ Park, United States,
Arthur C. Miller, Penn State, Univ Park, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, PennDOT, currently owns or maintains in excess of 28,000 bridges over 8 feet in length. The most common type of damage sustained by these bridges is pier and/or abutment scour that is caused by floods or extreme flow situations. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in conjunction with Penn State University undertook a research project to evaluate the applicability of existing scour prediction equations to streams in Pennsylvania.

Subject Headings: Scour | Rivers and streams | Bridges | Floods | Bridge abutments | Damage (structural) | Colleges and universities | Existing buildings | Bridge management | Piers | Pennsylvania | North America | United States

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