Box culverts of prefabricated units of properly treated wood are described which satisfy the requirements of strength, durability, easy movability, and possible future lengthening to fit under a wider roadway. More than 100 creosoted wood box culverts ranging in size from 2 x 2-ft square openings up to multiple spans of 7.5 ft have been installed in Dallas County. These include both standard as well as skewed structures of special design. In some cases, the existing box culverts have been extended by adding a treated wood box at one or both ends. Treated timber culverts have proved invaluable in carrying off drainage with sufficient acid content (from coal mine wastes) to cause failure in culverts made of other materials. These culverts are constructed with separate wall sections in 4-ft lengths which interlock. These structures can be assembled in place in very little time.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Wood Preservers Institute

    1651 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Stacey, W A
  • Publication Date: 1957-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report HC0.15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM