The purpose of this report is to evaluate the construction of a "BEBO" system culvert constructed on Quaker Bottom Road in Harford County, Maryland. The footings for this structure were poured in place, whereas the arch panels and spandrel walls were prefabricated in the plant at Winchester, Virginia. The arch panels and spandrel walls were brought to the site from the plant on flat be trucks and unloaded and placed on footings by a crane seated in the middle of the existing stream. The placing of the panels and spandrel walls was accomplished in one day. The cost of this structure was much more than the conventional. According to the contractor the cost is expected to be lower on future construction. This type of structure would probably be more cost-effective on high-volume roads where detours are lengthy or maintenance of traffic costs are high. (FHWA)

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  • Pagination: 19 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00388844
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MD-83-03 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: AW083-274-046
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM