This report presents the instructions required to use the Scour Critical Bridge Indicator (SCBI) Code and Scour Assessment Rating (SAR) calculator developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the U.S. Geological Survey to identify Pennsylvania bridges with excessive scour conditions or a high potential for scour. Use of the calculator will enable PennDOT bridge personnel to quickly calculate these scour indices if site conditions change, new bridges are constructed, or new information needs to be included. Both indices are calculated for a bridge simultaneously because they must be used together to be interpreted accurately. The SCBI Code and SAR calculator program is run by a World Wide Web browser from a remote computer. The user can 1) add additional scenarios for bridges in the SCBI Code and SAR calculator database or 2) enter data for new bridges and run the program to calculate the SCBI Code and calculate the SAR. The calculator program allows the user to print the results and to save multiple scenarios for a bridge.
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|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Software user's guide for determining the Pennsylvania scour critical indicator code and streambed scour assessment rating for roadway bridges|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Contributing office(s)||Pennsylvania Water Science Center|
|Description||iv, 50 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|