Hydraulic Bridge Design for Movable Bed Conditions

by David Peterson, Rosin Court, Sacramento, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)


This paper addresses the practical considerations of hydraulic design of a bridge under movable bed conditions. Hydraulic design tasks include pier and abutment scour calculations, design of erosion protection, and sizing of the bridge opening to avoid overtopping or adverse backwater conditions.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Bridge design | Movable bridges | Bridge abutments | Erosion | Sediment transport | Piers | Wave overtopping

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