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Scour measurements at contracted highway crossings in Minnesota, 1997

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Abstract

During record flooding in the Minnesota River basin in April 1997, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, collected real-time scour measurements at contracted bridge openings and provided data collection assistance to the Minnesota Department of Transportation bridge inspectors. Weather and flood plain vegetation restricted data collection to what could be collected from the bridge deck at many sites. The data collected from the bridge deck provided only a marginal description of the reference surface for contraction scour and of the flow distribution in the stream and flood plains upstream from the bridge. However, the measurements reflect the contributions of both local and contraction scour, thus providing the streambed geometry resulting from the total scour.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Scour measurements at contracted highway crossings in Minnesota, 1997
Volume
1
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
Reston, VA, United States
Larger Work Title:
International Water Resources Engineering Conference - Proceedings
First page:
210
Last page:
215
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1998 International Water Resources Engineering Conference. Part 2 (of 2)
Conference Location:
Memphis, TN, USA
Conference Date:
3 August 1998 through 7 August 1998