Scour Monitoring of the Indian River Inlet Bridge

There is considerable concern regarding the scour near and around the existing Indian River Inlet Bridge. As a result, the bridge is scheduled to be replaced. However, since the initial design was deemed too expensive to build, the design process will need to start over again. This will result in the existing bridge needing to remain in service for longer than anticipated. As a result, there is concern over the safety of the existing bridge into the future. It is suggested that a research project be initiated that: evaluates existing scour detection technologies, develops a scour detection system for the existing bridge, and assesses the structural integrity and safety of the bridge throughout its remaining service life.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Delaware Department of Transportation

      P.O. Box 778
      Dover, DE  United States  19901
    • Project Managers:

      Robb, Doug

    • Performing Organizations:

      Delaware Center for Transportation

      University of Delaware
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      McConnell, Jennifer

    • Start Date: 20070701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 17436

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459962
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:16PM