A Taichung man died after his rented Audi worth over NT$3 million (US$97,000) slammed into a bridge pier
early this morning in the western Taiwanese city, reported UDN.
Over recent weeks, work on the central bridge pier
has been completed and contractors are now working on the construction of the bridge abutments and wing walls.
Only a few studies [12-14] show results for scour around scaled model having the same shape as actual field bridge pier
including river bathymetry.
Based on the analysis of deviation plots of damage probability of bridge pier
bearings, the damage probability deviations are more distinct for side pier bearings.
As lots of deepwater bridges are surrounded by water up to the piers and some bridges, such as Miaoziping Bridge [1, 2], cross reservoirs with most part of the piers submerged in water, the previous research findings focusing on single cantilevered columns may be inappropriate to be employed directly in understanding the modal dynamic behavior of a slender bridge pier
surrounded by water, especially when the pier is submerged partially and the pile foundation with a cap is totally immersed in water.
In the same study the effect of pier shape and size on the bridge pier
scour depth is also investigated.
 developed ANN model with five inputs in normalized form to predict the local scour depth around bridge pier
, the measured data of thirteen states in USA used to test the performance of the ANN model.
The vehicle later hit a bridge pier
after going for some 100 meters on the central refuge.
Construction, engineering, and other researchers from China address the monitoring of concrete cracks using a structural technique; a new technique for the construction of tunnels through limestone caves; analysis of the collision couple between drift ice and a long-span prestressed concrete T-rigid frame bridge pier
; prediction analysis of structural elements' failure and proof modes; vehicle load spectrum simulation of long-span bridges; rapid damage diagnosis of medium and short-span bridges; construction technology for installing comb expansion joints; concrete-filled steel tubular arch bridges; the bearing capacity of a deck-type concrete arch bridge; and impact factor statistics analysis of a concrete-filled steel tube arch bridge.
Chiew (1987) examined the parameters such as width, height and position of slots on the bridge pier
. The results showed that by placing a slot with a width of 0.25 equals to diameter of bridge pier
and a hole larger than double of pier diameter, the gaps near the bed and near the water surface reduce the souring depth 20% and 5% respectively.
Duncan Gilroy, who runs Anglesey Boat Trips from Menai Bridge Pier
, said: "If the forecast isn't great, the phones stop, but as soon as the sun comes out the phones go through the roof, it''s very weather dependent.