Evaluation of Brisco Scour Monitors, HR-551, 1993

(1993) Evaluation of Brisco Scour Monitors, HR-551, 1993. Transportation, Department of


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Two Brisco Scour Monitors were installed on pier MS1 of the Mississippi River at Burlington in August 1991. No problems were encountered during the installation. The monitors consist of a probe resting on the river bottom fastened to a cable that wraps around a reel. An electrical system monitors the movement of the reel which transmits to a digital readout which shows whether scour has occurred. The intent was to monitor the digital readout twice a year during a four-year evaluation period. The scour monitor digital readouts malfunctioned frequently due to electrical storms. The scour monitor performance was completely unacceptable.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Bridge piers, Bridges, Materials and structures protection, Monitoring, Scour, Streams
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Bridges and tunnels
Transportation > Design and Construction
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 17095
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2014 17:47
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 15:21
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17095