Assessing the Vulnerability of Delaware's Coastal Bridges to Hurricane Forces

The vulnerability to hurricane forces of a sample of Delaware's coastal bridges will be assessed in this study. The procedures to be used were developed from extensive hurricane history and data collection in the State of Florida and have been extended for application to the entire Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Other efforts are concentrating on the Gulf and southeastern Atlantic coasts to validate the applicability of the procedure. This study extends this validation to the middle Atlantic coast.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $30664.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Delaware, Newark

      Department of Civil Engineering
      301 DuPont Hall
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mertz, Dennis

    • Start Date: 20070901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 14713

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01464803
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06-G-0026
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:49PM