Accession Number:

ADA029034

Title:

Analysis of Bridge Collision Incidents. Volume I.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Mar 76,

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

412.0

Abstract:

This report is Volume One of a two part study of river towboat collisions with bridges. The study is devoted to a review of accidents during the period Fiscal FY 1970 through 1974. During this time there were 811 accidents at bridges resulting in 23,153,000 in damages and 14 fatalities. The purpose of this study is to investigate bridge accidents by studying accident reports, waterway characteristics, bridge configurations, environmental conditions, and any other information which might be helpful in defining the problem. Certain bridges were selected for detailed investigation based on numbers of accidents during the sample period. It was not intended to study all problem bridges. It was intended to concentrate on a selected bridge sample to determine what problems are unique to each bridge and what problems are common between bridges, if any.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE