Scour Retrofit Case Studies for Arizona

by George K. Cotton, CRSS Civil Engineers Inc, Phoenix, United States,
Jiri Vitek, CRSS Civil Engineers Inc, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


Scour retrofit involves a coordinated analysis and joint determination of action by several engineering disciplines: typically, geotechnical, hydraulic and structural engineering. The solution to scour-critical conditions at a bridge also involves a shared commitment to project goals on the part of the owner, design team, and contractor. A cooperative approach based on the strategy of partnering offers a means of successful reducing retrofit costs. litigation and stress.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Scour | Rehabilitation | Bridge design | Maintenance and operation | Railroad bridges | Hydraulic engineering | Bridge management | Arizona | United States

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