. River is water resources, which is important for humankind. The morphology of the river might to be straight or to be meander. A highway that cross a river needs a bridge. In the wide river, the bridge needs pillars to support it. Pillars that construct in the river need to have design criteria so that erosion that might be happened would not cause the pillars to be unstable. In this research, models of pillars in the river model were constructed in the Hydraulic Laboratory, Civil Engineering Departement ITB. Local Scours of the pillars were examined in the various discharges.The results were compared with several methods. The method of Colorado State University (CSU) is recomended in calculating the depth of the local scour in the reseach model condition.