MDOT Bridge Scour Technology Transfer

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) held a Bridge Scour Technology Transfer Workshop on October 5, 2017 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The workshop was an overview and shared the results of the NCHRP Domestic Scan 15-02, “Bridge Scour Risk Management”, that invited national experts and peer agencies to attend to discuss current topics and trends in scour analysis, modeling, and monitoring.

Workshop Presentations

General Procedures, Beckie Curtis, Erik Carlson, Ryan Snook, MDOT

Scour Risk Management & QA/QC, Jerry Richardson, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

Stream Gauge Monitoring and Coordination, Thomas Weaver, USGS

Cohesive Scour Modeling & Analysis, Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M

Scour Modeling & Analysis, Jerry Richardson, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City

MDOT High-Flow Monitoring and Field Inspections, Rich Kathrens, MDOT

Mike Halloran, MDOT

MDOT Bathymetric Boat Survey research project, Brian Schroeder, Ayres Associates

Multi-beam Sonar Case Study, Lucas Hanson, Spicer Group -- Pending Approval

Bathymetric survey boat case study, Phil Case, Travis Stricker, and Jon Arleth, Gourdie Fraser -- Pending Approval

Field Inspection and Monitoring of Scour of Bridge Width Culverts, Therese Kline, MDOT -- Pending Approval

Countermeasure Design, Implementation, and Monitoring, Nicole Bartelt, MnDOT

FHWA’s Future Scour Design Approach, Kornel Kerenyi, FHWA 

Countermeasures to Protect Bridge Abutments from Scour, R. Andrew Swartz, MTU

Implementing MDOT Plans of Action, Chad Skrocki, Rich Kathrens, MDOT

For Additional Information

Colin Brooks
Senior Research Scientist
Michigan Tech Research Institute

Beckie Curtis
Bridge Management Engineer

Michael Townley
Research Project Administration Manager