Scour at Bridge Crossings

by Emmett M. Laursen,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 1, Pg. 166-179

Document Type: Journal Paper


Relationships are proposed for prediction of scour at piers and abutments for case in which sediment is supplied to scour hole; relationships were obtained from combination of approximate analysis and laboratory experiments, and depend on knowledge of flow conditions at bridge site; studies were made at Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Scour | Bridge abutments | Laboratory tests | Piers | Sediment | Bridge tests | Site investigation

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