STUDY AND EVALUATION OF PAVEMENT CONDITION EQUIPMENT

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

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1/3/, STATE 15-38, BPR 14
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Highways

    Columbus, OH  United States  43210
  • Authors:
    • Hillman, F B
    • Boylan, J R
    • Lozano, R G
    • Behn, F E
  • Publication Date: 1967-8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00206306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 21 1994 12:00AM