Response of Confederation Bridge to Ice Forces: 2000 Winter Season

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Proceedings titleProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions POAC’01
ConferenceAugust 12-17, 2001
Pages319328; # of pages: 10
AbstractTilt at two piers of the Confederation Bridge was measured from January to April 2000. Additionally, ice drift, current and ice thickness were measured in a collaborative effort with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Time- lapse video records of ice conditions were obtained from a traffic observation camera on bridge. The response of the piers to wind loads was used as a first order means to determine foundation stiffness and convert tilt to ice force. Typical tilttime records for a two-day period in March are presented. A maximum ice load of 0.9 MN was obtained during a period when ice rid ges with keels up to 4 m deep were measured.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
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NPARC number12328784
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