Title

Analysis of the Interstate 10 Twin Bridge's Collapse During Hurricane Katrina

Abstract

The Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans, La., was rendered completely unusable by Hurricane Katrina. The cause of the collapse of the bridges generated great interest among hydrologists and structural engineers as well as among the general public. What made this case study even more important was the fact that two nearby bridges sustained the effects of the same storm surge and suffered only light damage. Lessons learned from this investigation are invaluable to maintaining the safety of many of the Nation's coastal and river-crossing bridges.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1067084X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2007 Geological Survey (U.S.), All rights reserved.

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