Debris Mitigation Methods for Bridge Piers, Final Repory, June 2012

(2012) Debris Mitigation Methods for Bridge Piers, Final Repory, June 2012. Transportation, Department of


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Debris accumulation on bridge piers is an on-going national problem that can obstruct the waterway openings at bridges and result in significant erosion of stream banks and scour at abutments and piers. In some cases, the accumulation of debris can adversely affect the operation of the waterway opening or cause failure of the structure. In addition, removal of debris accumulation is difficult, time consuming, and expensive for maintenance programs. This research involves a literature search of publications, products, and pier design recommendations that provide a cost effective method to mitigate debris accumulation at bridges. In addition, a nationwide survey was conducted to determine the state-of-the-practice and the results are presented within.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: bridge piers, channels, debris mitigatio, deflection, rivers—streams
Subjects: Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Design and Construction
ID Code: 13271
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2012 15:54