The article describes how two pipe culverts under the New York State Thruway were recently rehabilitated using an innovative pulling technique to place new reinforced concrete pipes inside the existing currugated matal culverts. Two 60-inch metal culverts were replaced with 42-inch reinforced concrete pipe. Details of the rehabilitation are summarized. The pulling operation was used because jacking places great pressure loads on the last sections of pipe in order to force the first sections through the line, while the force required to pull is less than the weight of the pipe itself. Pulling the concrete sections into place also saved time and expense by eliminating the need to construct a backstop of deadman to jack against. Also, the culverts had bends and inclines that would have made jacking difficult.

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    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

    795 Powder Springs Street, Suite 4D
    Marietta, GA  United States  30064
  • Publication Date: 1993-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00627528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1993 12:00AM