AN EVALUATION OF CATTLEPASSES UNDER MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY

A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OF CATTLEPASSES IN MISSISSIPPI TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA THAT WOULD ASSURE MAXIMUM USAGE OF SUCH STRUCTURES. OVER 300 STRUCTURES WERE SURVEYED TO DETERMINE THE USE, CONDITION, SIZE, RATE, LOCATION, DRAINAGE, AND TO INTERVIEW THE LAND USERS FOR THEIR OPINION. NEARLY ONE-HALF OF THE EXISTING STRUCTURES WERE IN USE, 30 PERCENT HAD NEVER BEEN USED, AND THE REMAINING 20 PERCENT HAD BEEN USED AND THEN ABANDONED. FROM THE DATA ANALYZED IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT A STRUCTURE 4 FEET WIDE AND 6 FEET HIGH WAS GENERALLY SATISFACTORY. EXCEPTIONS ARE WHERE A VERY LONG STRUCTURE (100 FEET OR MORE) IS REQUIRED OR WHEN LARGE DAIRY HERDS (70 OR MORE) WILL BE USING THE CATTLEPASS. CATTLEPASSES SHOULD BE LOCATED ONLY WHERE NEEDED AND WHERE WATER WILL NOT STAND IN THE STRUCTURE. THE APPROACHES SHOULD BE PROTECTED TO PREVENT EROSION OF DITCHES AND BACKSLOPES. ADEQUATE, DURABLE AND UNIFORM FENCING IS NECESSARY. MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES SHOULD BE DETERMINED PRIOR TO INSTALLATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  USA  39215

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lanz, L J
    • Davis, J H
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr 26
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM