FOR THESE WOOD PILES LIFE BEGINS AT 58 YEARS

It is reported that piling in south approach to Black Warrier River bridge near Tuscaloosa, Ala., were originally driven in 1914 and about 70% of these are still in place. The unusually long life for these piles has been attained even though the bridge is located in a temperate and humid climate where decay fungi remain active 12 months of the year. Southern yellow pine members in Illinois Central Gulf bridge have been given in-place treatment for the second time, with 20 years more service the objective.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Accession Number: 00052121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM