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Geospatial Data for Bridge Scour Countermeasure Assessments at Select Bridges in the United States, 2014–16

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

Scouring of streambed material surrounding bridge structures is a leading cause of bridge failure in the United States. Damages resulting from bridge failure oftentimes lead to financial burdens and loss of life. To date, there has been no comprehensive evaluation of the current (2016) effectiveness of the guidance or overall long-term performance of bridge-scour countermeasures provided in the Federal Highway Administration, Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 23, Bridge Scour and Stream Instability Countermeasures. To that end, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, obtained bathymetric, topographical, and other data at 14 of the surveyed sites across the United States to begin an evaluation of the effectiveness of bridge-scour countermeasures. This report presents survey site selection criteria, site-specific details, the bathymetric and topographical surveying methods used to collect data, and the compilation of the acquired data.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:589b6d69e4b0efcedb72d36f
Data Last Modified 20170317
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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