Mississippi Diversion
The $103-million Davis Pond freshwater diversion project in coastal Louisiana will divert up to 10,650 cfs (300 m³/s) of Mississippi River water to the Barataria Bay Estuary through four...

Road Test
The National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University is building a $7 million, 1.8 mi (2.9 km) oval test track to perform accelerated pavement loading experiments. At least...

Digging for Answers (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
Research at the six facilities that make up the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (NGES) has included tests on minipiles, groups of driven piles, shafts drilled in rock, and...

Testing the Load (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began construction of a new gated dam to replace a nearly 100-year-old concrete fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela...

Numerical Modeling and Field Experiments of Wind-Induced Currents in Enclosed Bay

Measuring Key Physical Processes in a California Lagoon
A focused data collection program was completed in support of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers feasibility study of restoration alternatives for protecting and managing the habitat in Bolinas...

Application of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Dredging Cost Model to Long Distance Transport
To develop intelligent decisions about moving sediment long distances to the coast from dams, the cost becomes a major factor. The cost will be a function of many factors including cleaning...

Environmentally Friendly Transport of Reservoir Sediment for Beach Nourishment with EDDY Pump
Sand impounded behind hydroelectric, flood-control and debris dams not only diminishes the intended function of the reservoir, but also starves downstream coastline by denying natural...

The New Orleans Network
Though Seattle and Portland are the cities usually associated with high rainfall, the New Orleans metropolitan area averages 58 in. (1,473 mm) of rainfall each year—more than any other...

Taking a New Approach (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
The first bridge rehabilitation project in Washington, DC to use the AASHTO Load and Resistant Factor Design (LRFD) specification reveals several lessons to be learned from using the newly...

Advances and Retreats in Geotechnical Measurements

The Viable Alternative
The Benicia-Martinez Bridge is a high-level, welded deck truss bridge that carries Interstate 680 over the eastern end of the Carquinez Strait near San Francisco. To bring the bridge into...

Golden Gate Update
A comprehensive seismic retrofit is under way to ensure that San Francisco's 2.74-km-long Golden Gate Bridge will remain in operation even after a maximum credible earthquake...

Phase II Evaluation Findings
The Segmental Concrete Channel Bridge System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report represents the second component of the...

A Full-Scale Seismic Testing Center for Soils and Structures

Introduction to Evaluating Scour at Bridges

History of Bridge Scour Research and Evaluations

History of Bridge Scour Research and Evaluations in the United States

Bridge Scour Vulnerability Assessment

Scour Evaluations of Existing Bridges

 

 

 

 

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