Bridge-scour instrumentation and data for nine sites in Oregon, 1991-94

Open-File Report 95-366
Prepared in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Transportation
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This report is a compilation of bridge-scour instrumentation information, bridge-scour data, and hydraulic data for nine sites studied in Oregon from October 1991 through September 1994. The Alsea Bay scour monitoring site was established to test new bridge-scour monitoring equipment, whereas the eight additional sites were established to monitor scour-hole elevations around piers and footings. These data were collected in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Sonar depth sounders, scour chains, and scour detection arrays were tested during this study; however; all of the bridge-scour data collected were from sonar scour-monitoring devices. Scour was observed at three sites during the period while the nine scour-monitoring sites were in operation. Work on the project is continuing, and includes testing of new scour-monitoring devices in addition to bridge-scour data collection.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bridge-scour instrumentation and data for nine sites in Oregon, 1991-94
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 95-366
DOI 10.3133/ofr95366
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Portland, OR
Contributing office(s) Oregon Water Science Center
Description iv, 19 p.
Time Range Start 1991-01-01
Time Range End 1994-12-31
Country United States
State Oregon
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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