There has been extensive use of culverts under highways for more than 75 years. During that time the states have made more than 90 culvert performance studies. Prediction of the probable service life of all types of culverts is still difficult because of continuing changes in materials, the use of various coatings, and the large number of variables that affect corrosion and erosion. Individual states are continuing to develop guidelines for the service life of concrete, steel, aluminum, plastic, and other types of culverts based on local experience and the performance of materials in other applications. No nationally acceptable relationship between culvert service life and corrosion parameters has as yet been developed. Increasing use of culverts for bridge replacement warrants the development of inspection and maintenance programs for culverts.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Symposium on durability of culverts and storm drains
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309038103
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM