Bridge Scour Prediction Methods Applicable to Streams in Pennsylvania

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


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: Bridges | Scour | Rivers and streams | Bridge abutments | Colleges and universities | Floods | Damage (structural) | Parameters (statistics) | Pennsylvania | United States

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