Inspecting Town Bridges in Connecticut
A federally financed inventory and inspection program for town bridges was carried out in Connecticut. This article describes how the authors' firm inspected 343 bridges of...

Long Time Observation of a Fatigue Damaged Bridge
Fatigue cracking was first observed at the Yellow Mill Pond Bridge on the Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) in 1970. Fatigue crack growth resulted in complete fracture of a tension flange in...

Settling Velocity of Spherical Particles in Calm Water
The settling velocities of round and smooth spherical particles in calm water at 200 /LT R /LT 6,000 were analysed utilizing modern measuring techniques. When the present results are compared...

Plastic Sewer Pipe - Maintenance and Operation

Torsional Buckling Study of Hartford Coliseum
A structural analysis for torsional buckling of four-angle cruciform sections is utilized to predict the failure mode of the space truss for the Hartford Coliseum and the results are compared...

Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project: Performance
The Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage project consists of a lower reservoir formed by Turners Falls Dam on the Connecticut River, an underground powerhouse and surge complex. A rock-fill,...

Connecticut River Fishways: Model Studies
The fishways at the Vernon and Turners Falls Dams were optimized by use of hydraulic model studies. In both cases, slotted weirs were modified so that a better head loss distribution was...

Hartford Coliseum Roof Collapse: Structural Collapse Sequence and Lessons Learned
As with all structural failures, the collapse of the Hartford Civic Center Coliseum roof has raised many questions about design and analysis procedures. The profession should learn from...

Control of Stormwater Runoff in a Rural Area

Hartford Roof Failure — Can We Blame the Computer?

Germany, Belgium and Los Angeles have Mandatory Design Review for Major Structures
The report of the engineering investigation into the causes of the collapse of the Hartford Coliseum space truss cited design deficiencies as the cause of failure. That report also says...

Waterborne Access to Recreation by Barge/Tugboat

Successful Approaches to Increased Ride Sharing in Connecticut

Planning Auto-Free Zones for the Tri-State Region

Flood Damage Reduction Potential of River Forecast
An analytical method consisting of a set of hydrologic and economic models is presented for estimating expected flood damage reduction due to simulation of flood plain actions in a river...

Diversion of Water through Northfield Mt. Pumped Storage Project
Provisions were made at the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project for the diversion of 26 billion gal or 79,800 acre-ft (98,800,000 m²) of water per year from the Connecticut River...

Temporary Excavation in Varved Clay
Based on presented analyses, finite element modeling can be a useful and economic design tool, requiring reliable data relative not only to soil characteristics. With regard to soil characteristics,...

Floodflow Formulas for Urbanized and Nonurbanized Areas of Connecticut

Career Guidance
A pilot career guidance program covering 20 high schools was conducted by the Connecticut Section, ASCE, during 1972-73. Guidance counselors were visited by section members and this visit...

Preliminary Design and Construction Concepts for Trumbull Lake Dam

 

 

 

 

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