Managing a Bridge Program for Scour

by Angelo Joseph Siccardi, Colorado Dept of Transportation, Denver, United States,
Peter Jacob Montoya, Colorado Dept of Transportation, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management


Recent events have focused national attention on the need for States to implement a managed program to determine the scour vulnerability of each of its bridges. Since 85% of all bridges nationwide are over waterways; the sheer number of bridges to be evaluated can seem to represent a daunting task. This paper is presented to illustrate the measured yet comprehensive response, taken by the State of Colorado.

Subject Headings: Bridges | Scour | Bridge tests | Bridge management | Waterways | Rehabilitation | Inspection | Maintenance | Colorado | United States

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