Catchy Culverts

by Jeffrey Kerr, P.E., Engineer; Woolpert LLP, Columbus, Ohio,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 5, Pg. 59-61

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Franklin County, Ohio, installed box culverts in Norman Ditch to prevent flooding of surrounding homes, streets and sewer lines after heavy storms. The design team, given tight deadlines by the various public commissions overseeing the project, had to minimize its disruption of area traffic patterns and work around obstacles such as railroad bridges and highway overpasses. Heavy rains and unforeseen utility problems continuously threatened to delay the project, but its engineers and work crews adopted flexible task schedules to complete the project five months early and on budget.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Culverts | Floods | Installation | Traffic flow |

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