Ice Interaction with Confederation Bridge – Review of NRC Program

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Proceedings titleProceedings Confederation Bridge Engineering Summit
ConferenceAugust 19-22, 2007
Pages195209; # of pages: 15
AbstractThe Confederation Bridge is a unique structure located in an area with temperate but very dynamic ice conditions. An extensive monitoring and research program including ice force measurements was carried out under the auspices of an NSERC Collaborative R&D Grant. In addition, the National Research Council carried out a complimentary program to measure the response to pack ice of two bridge piers adjacent to the navigation span. There were two objectives of the work. One was on the effect the bridge might have on ice conditions and winter navigation, and the other was on the ice loading on the two piers. The largest force measured over 8 winters was 2.4 MN. Interpreted pack ice pressure was estimated to be in the range of 1 kN/m to 10 kN/m.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12340894
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