Unexpected Consequences

by T.R. Witcher, Contributing Writer; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 12, Pg. 72-77

Document Type: Feature article


As aging infrastructure continues to deteriorate, city engineers and utility engineers nationwide are grappling with an unanticipated ramification of this deterioration: exploding manholes. Although manhole events are still relatively uncommon, they pose a threat to public safety and require both reactive and proactive solutions.

Subject Headings: Public health and safety | Deterioration | Manholes | Urban areas

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