Response of Two Piers on Confederation Bridge to Ice Loading Event of April 4, 2003

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TypeArticle
Journal titleProceedings 18th International Symposium on Ice, IAHR’06
Volume1
Pages231238; # of pages: 8
AbstractA large piece of shore fast ice approximately 5 by 10 km broke free and drifted through Northumberland Strait on April 4 2003, failing against the piers of the Confederation Bridge. The ice had been surveyed shortly before its break-up and its thickness was about 1 m with many ridges of about 4 m thick when averaged over a 20-m diameter. While the ice was quite thick, it was late in the season and thus soft resulting in the maximum force determined on the two piers only in the order of 2 MN. Hand held videos of the episode provided an overview of the ice failure processes observed.
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Canadian Hydraulics Centre
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number12340973
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Record identifierab54cb8f-2cad-4877-a1ae-2e73a2eb7595
Record created2009-09-11
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