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Preliminary report into impact of Hurricane Ivan


A preliminary report into the impact of Hurricane Ivan has concluded that coastal engineering needs to be better incorporated into the design of roads and bridges on the US coast. The report, by the University of South Alabama and funded by the Federal Highway Administration, says that problems such as bridge deck vulnerability and scour failure need more research to develop solutions. It also says that coastal revetment design concepts could be used in the design of bridge approaches in the future.

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