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Title: Snow in the construction of ice bridges
Authors: Coutermarsh, Barry A.
Phetteplace, Gary E.
Keywords: Bridges
Cold regions
Ice bridges
Ice crossings
Military bridges
Military operations
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 85-18.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: Snow's contribution as a wearing surface, leveling material or reinforcement to ice bridges is discussed. It is shown that it has limited value as a reinforcement and then only by adding water and freezing the resulting slurry. Snow can be used effectively as either a leveling or wearing surface but natural ice thickening is inhibited by the insulating property of the snow. The snow should be of uniform depth and not mounded or windrowed to avoid deflecting the ice away from the water surface. This would substantially weaken the carrying capacity of the ice bridge.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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