CULVERT PERFORMANCE AT TEST SITES IN COLORADO

RESULTS OF A SIX-YEAR STUDY ON THE FIELD PERFORMANCE OF STAINLESS STEEL, ALUMINUM, REINFORCED CONCRETE, AND CORRUGATED-STEEL CULVERTS ARE PRESENTED. STAINLESS STEEL CORRODED IN ALKALINE AREAS, BUT MOST OTHER CULVERTS SHOWED LITTLE DETERIORATION IN EITHER ALKALINE OR ACID AREAS DUE TO CORROSION EXCEPT FOR SOME UNTREATED CMP. ASBESTOS-BONDED AND ASPHALT-DIPPED CMP SHOWED LITTLE OR NO CORROSION. ALUMINUM IS EASY TO HANDLE BUT REQUIRES SPECIAL CARE IN BACKFILLING. AT LEAST TWO FEET OF COVER ARE REQUIRED TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO ALUMINUM FROM HEAVY EQUIPMENT. AVERAGE COST DATA IS PRESENTED FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF 36 IN. PIPES IN 1962. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, 68-8
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Highways

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  USA  80222

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1994 12:00AM