Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

MDOT Bridge Scour Technology Transfer

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) hosted a Bridge Scour Technology Transfer Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. October 5, 2017. The workshop was an overview that 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.

People at tables listening to a presentation.

Workshop Presentations

Time Event Speaker(s)
8–8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast  
8:30–8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Matt Chynoweth, MDOT
8:45–8:50 a.m. Topic: General Procedures and Risk Analysis Moderator: Beckie Curtis
8:50–9:20 a.m. General Procedures Beckie Curtis, Erik Carlson, Ryan Snook, MDOT
9:20–9:50 a.m. Scour Risk Management and QA/QC Jerry Richardson, University of Missouri-Kansas City
9:50–10:20 a.m. Steam Gauge Monitoring and Coordination Thomas Weaver, USGS
10:20–10:30 a.m. Break  
10:30–10:35 a.m. Topic: Scour Modeling and Analysis Moderator: Brad Wagner
10:35–11:20 a.m. Cohesive Scour Modeling and Analysis Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M
11:20–11:50 a.m. Scour Modeling and Analysis Jerry Richardson, University of Missouri-Kansas City
11:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch  
Time Event Speaker(s)
12:45–12:50 p.m. Topic: Monitoring and Field Inspections of Scour Critical Bridges Moderator: Dick Endres
12:50–1:10 p.m. MDOT High-Flow Monitoring and FIeld Inspections Rich Kathrens, MDOT
Mike Halloran, MDO
1:10–1:30 p.m. MDOT Bathymetric Boat Survey Research Project Brian Schroeder, Ayres Associates
1:30–1:50 p.m. Multi-beam Sonar Case Study Lucas Hanson, Spicer Group
1:50–2:10 p.m. Bathymetric Survey Boat Case Study Phil Case, Travis Stricker, an Jon Arleth, Gourdie Fraser
2:10–2:25 p.m. Field Inspection and Monitoring of Scour of Bridge Width Culverts Therese Kline, MDOT
2:25–2:35 p.m. Break  
2:35–2:40 p.m. Topic: Design, Construction, and Sustainability Countermeasures Moderator: Taylor Snow
2:40–3:10 p.m. Countermeasure Design, Implementation, and Monitoring Nicole Bartelt, MnDOT
3:10–3:30 p.m. FHWA's Future Scour Design Approach Kornel Kerenyi, FHWA
3:30–3:50 p.m. Countermeasures to Protect Bridge Abutments from Scour R. Andrew Swartz, MTU
3:50–3:55 p.m. Topic: Plan of Action Moderator: Eric Burns
3:55–4:15 p.m. Implementing MDOT Plans of Action Chad Skrocki, MDOT
Rich Kathrens, MDOT
4:15–4:45 p.m. Ending Q&A Discussion All speakers
4:45–5 p.m. Conclusions Beckie Curtis, MDOT