Incorporating Potential Climate Change Impacts in Bridge and Culvert Design

Climate change is resulting in long term trends in precipitation and streamflow. As a result, designing bridge and culvert infrastructure based only on historical rainfall and streamflow records may not be appropriate for the design life of the infrastructure. The goals of this research are to (1) evaluate and extend an existing study looking at long term trends in historical rainfall records in Virginia, (2) use hydrologic modeling to translate increases in precipitation to potential increases in stream discharge, and (3) offer recommendations for incorporating climate change impacts into the design of culverts and bridges.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $181828
    • Contract Numbers:

      114224

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Managing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Virginia, Charlottesville

      Center for Transportation Studies
      P.O. Box 400742, Thornton Hall, D228
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Goodall, Jonathan

    • Start Date: 20180801
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191130
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01677359
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 114224
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 2 2018 9:31AM