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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / October 2002

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-RD-02-015
Date: October 2002

A Hydraulics How To

Technologies and techniques for designing highways that cross or encroach on rivers is the subject of a new National Highway Institute (NHI) course, "River Engineering for Highway Encroachments" (No. 135010).

The 3-day course teaches participants how to:

Engineering for highways in a river environment is also covered in a new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reference manual, River Engineering for Highway Encroachments (Publication No. FHWA-NHI-01-004), which is used in the NHI course. The manual, which is an update of the 1990 Highways in the River Environment manual, details such topics as river stabilization and bank protection, bridge scour, data needs, sediment transport, river morphology, and design considerations. For more information on the NHI course or the reference manual, contact Phil Thompson at FHWA, 202-366-4611 (email: philip.thompson@fhwa.dot.gov). A copy of the manual can be downloaded from https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/ or obtained from the FHWA Report Center at email: report.center@dot.gov for a nominal fee. The NHI course will be held December 3-5 in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information, contact Karen Long at 803-737-1525. To schedule the course, contact Dr. Peter Lagasse at Ayres Associates, 970-223-5556 (email: lagassep@ayresassocites.com) or Danielle Mathis-Lee at NHI, 703-235-0528 (email: danielle.mathis-lee@fhwa.dot.gov).

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