Potential Hydrodynamic Loads on Coastal Bridges in the Greater New York Area due to Extreme Storm Surge and Wave

Change in climate and other environments is now putting transportation infrastructure alone the New York City (NYC) metro area’s coastline at a greater risk to extreme storm surges, which has been manifested during Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy in recent years. The objective of this project is to estimate potential hydrodynamics loads by such extreme surges on coastal bridges of the greater NYC area in predicted conditions of sea-level rise and recorded increase frequency of strong hurricanes.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    City College of New York

    Civil Engineering, Steinman T-127
    140th Street and Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Tang, Hansong

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180228
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01612971
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-27-28
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2016 3:44PM