Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-09. Hydraulic Engineering Practices for Construction and Temporary Facilities in Streams and Rivers

The objective of this synthesis is to document state DOT hydraulic engineering practices for construction and temporary facilities in streams and rivers. Information to be gathered includes (but is not limited to): (1) Existing policies, practices, and specifications for temporary facilities in water; (2) Bridge foundation cofferdams and level of protection against flooding; (3) Waterway temporary diversions around construction work areas; (4) Storm frequencies being used ¬for temporary construction; (5) Temporary causeways in rivers to allow access for bridge pier construction or demolition; (6) Hydrologic methods being used for temporary structure sizing; (7) How risk for temporary structures is quantified (e.g., through programmatic data driven or qualitative methods); and (8) Methods to evaluate trade-offs for actions that improve construction access but increase risk of flooding damages (e.g., increased height of temporary causeways).


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-09

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Harwood, Leslie

  • Start Date: 20220516
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845336
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-09
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 3:04PM