A CULVERT MATERIAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION OF THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS SPONSORED POLICY ON USE OF ALTERNATE MATERIALS FOR CULVERTS, THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS CONDUCTED A STATE-WIDE CONDITION SURVEY OF EXISTING CULVERTS. THE PARAMOUNT PURPOSE OF THIS SURVEY WAS TO ESTABLISH A PERFORMANCE RECORD OF THE VARIOUS MATERIALS IN ALL AREAS OF THE STATE, AND TO DETERMINE FROM THIS PERFORMANCE RECORD IF ANY RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE APPLIED TO THE ALTERNATE MATERIAL POLICY TO ASSURE ADEQUATE SERVICE LIFE FOR CULVERT INSTALLATIONS. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE SURVEY FORMED THE BASIS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS TO MODIFY CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE ALTERNATE CULVERT POLICY AS WELL AS CERTAIN STANDARD CULVERT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Highways

    Olympia, WA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Berg, V E
  • Publication Date: 1965-4-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr-1-2
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1994 12:00AM