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Project ID: 2004RI23B

Title: Stream Stability and Scour Potential for Rhode Island Bridges

Project Type: Research

Focus Categories: Water Use, Sediments, Management and Planning

Keywords: bridge scour, water use, sediments

Start Date: 03/01/2004

End Date: 02/28/2005

Federal Funds: $13,013

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $25,310

Congressional District: 2

Principal Investigator:
George Tsiatas


Stream instability is a major cause of bridge failures by scouring bed material from around bridge foundations. The project is the first step towards developing a comprehensive model that looks at the relation between land development and scour potential in Rhode Island bridges. The proposed research will evaluate stream stability in Rhode Island streams and rivers and study how it may be affected by land use and other changes. Results will provide a) tools for decision making and planning in issues related to land development and bridge siting or rehabilitation and b) data for improved modeling of stream system and scour generation.

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